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.
Following the release of the RFU return to rugby roadmap, we have seen an increase in enquiries from clubs as to what is or is not permissible for AGE GRADE RUGBY.
We are still at Stage B on the return to Community Rugby roadmap. This means the only activity permitted is socially distanced non-contact activity in maximum groups sizes of 6. For avoidance of doubt, this means no scrum training, tackle training or any other form of contact rugby and also means that touch and tag activity is also not permitted.
We have to reach Stage F (which will not be reached until at least four weeks after Stage E) before full contact competitive league rugby can commence. There will be no age grade national competition matches in September and therefore confirm there will be no Kent Age Grade competitions in Sept either.
Please contact our Kent County RFU Mini Chair or Youth Chair for more specific help.