LINCOLN RFC KIDS FIRST HANDBOOK
WELCOME FROM THE YOUTH CHAIR AND DIRECTOR OF RUGBY
On behalf of the Lincoln Rugby Football club we would like to welcome you to the Kids First section (Minis and Juniors), and provide you with some information about our club and our activities.
Our aim is to provide a first-class facility and environment where children are encouraged to play and enjoy their sport. It is important to us that our club is your club, and that it can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Our philosophy is to enjoy winning, but, not at all costs. The emphasis during training is on having fun and learning new skills. Children will get the chance to play a competitive sport and meet new friends. We pride ourselves on embodying the traditional rugby values of fair play, friendliness and hospitality.
The club provides opportunities for rugby for children in both the Minis (U6 to U13) section and Juniors (U13 to U18) to receive coaching and take part in rugby festivals and competitions. All coaching is provided by qualified coaches, who are RFU trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. Several of the coaches are current or ex-players from within the Lincoln RFC senior teams.
Parents and guardians are expected to make arrangements for children in the Minis and Juniors to travel to and from training sessions and matches. We appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and that a suitable responsible adult is present at all times. If they cannot stay, then another parent should be nominated, with their agreement.
We welcome parents and guardians to the club for all training and playing sessions, and value their support. As a club run by volunteers we are keen to try and involve parents in the club, and if you feel able to help in any capacity at all – for example with training, team management, kitchen duties or general administration – please talk to your age group coach.
Yours in Rugby,
Sophie Coles (Youth Chair) and Chris Barrett (Club Director of Rugby)