We currently have over 50 clubs with mini sections within Kent County.  This is a great achievement and we, at Kent County RFU, would like to thank all involved that make mini rugby an enjoyable and successful sport that so many children enjoy.

Many mini rugby players go on to become youth and senior players in their own clubs or even progress further afield. The smiles on the children’s faces show the enjoyment they have for the sport that they play.  KCRFU encourages the acceptance of Rugby Union values at every level. Minis rugby is widely recognised as the building blocks of the 15-a-side game and without these, the quality we see in our youth, senior and representative games would not be realised.

The Kent Mini Committee promotes the efficient and effective development of mini rugby through the organisation of appropriate, formally approved and organised county events from U7 to U11 age levels. They liaise with clubs and disseminate relevant RFU information and guidance to key personnel in club mini sections.

Application to Run a Festival or Tournament

If your club wishes to run a youth rugby festival or tournament you must first seek permission from KCRFU Mini Chairperson at least three months prior to the festival date and your club must have an RFU Accreditation and have completed the Safeguarding Audit successfully. You can find an application form here and guidance on festival management standards here.

Mini Calendar of KCRFU Approved Festivals and Important Dates
(Season start date is Sunday 8th Sept 2019 – Sunday 10th May 2020)

Approved festivals Calendar

Application to Run A Rugby Camp or Go on Tour

If you wish to run a rugby camp or take a group of youth players on tour you MUST seek prior approval from KCRFU Hon. Secretary, Sylvia Taylor. Further details can be found here

Save the Dates:

Kent Mini Festival 2020 will be held on Sunday 29th March.  Invites will be sent out by 28th October 2019 with the application deadline of 25th November 2019.

Kent Mini Forum 2019/20 will be held on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 7:30pm until 9:30pm at K Sports Cobdown, Station Rd, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AU.  The Kent Mini and Youth Committee request that one representative from each Clubs Mini Section attend.  Please email the Mini Chair with your clubs attendance.

Useful Links

Age Grade Rugby

Quilters First

Regulation 15

England Rugby Core Values (TREDS)


Dawn Waters
KCRFU Mini Chair
Email– Mini-Rugby@Kent-Rugby.Org


Teamwork – Respect – Enjoyment – Discipline – Sportsmanship