Recruitment


Come along and join the best club around

Seniors

Hello! We’re Pinner RFC and we’re currently recruiting players for the 1st team and 2nd/Vets (Pelicans).

We’re a really easy going, friendly bunch with one aim this season and that is to enjoy playing rugby for Pinner RFC and of course win games! In the process there will be plenty of nights out, dinners and social events for the squad and their partners!

Players of all abilities will be welcomed with a smile. So don’t put it off, come down and have a run around! Training on Thursdays @ 7:30pm During winter months training will be under floodlights

We are within easy reach of London , situated close to Hatch End station (extension of Bakerloo Line) and Pinner station (Metropolitan Line), in NW London/Middlesex.

Call 1st team captain

Aaron Nicholas

a.nicholas87@hotmail.com

or email andy@pinnerrfc.co.uk

Pelicans 2nd /Vets

Manager Les Chaffe

leschaffe@yahoo.com

Youth Section

This season: 2011-12 we have two age groups representing Pinner RFC Youth; Under 15s and Under 13s

The Under 15s squad play in the Middlesex / Herts Division 6 League

Both squads also play friendly fixtures, participate  in tournaments and enjoy competitive rugby matches

Under 13s Head Coach

Chris Roycroft Davis

chris@thinkingslimmer.com

Under 15s Manager

Brad Seiler

07877718889

brad@theseilers.co.uk

Training:

When a league / friendly fixture is not being played home training is on a Sunday morning; 10am warm-up until 12pm

Our Thursday evening sessions, which will run from 18.00 to 19.30, will commence on Thursday, September 10th. They will be every week, excluding school holidays.

Mini Section

Hello and welcome to the mini rugby section of our club. Here are some quick questions and answers about mini rugby.

Training:

Sundays 10am – 12pm September – May

Contacts:

Mini Admin – Jo Talbot jotalbot2002@yahoo.co.uk

Mini Chairman – Paul Talbot paultalbot17@gmail.com

Under 7’s Under 8’s

Andy Nash andy-nash@hotmail.co.uk  andy.nash@youngs.co.uk

Richard Evans richardevensgb@yahoo.co.uk

Under 9’s Under 10’s

Paul Talbot (Spud) paultalbot17@gmail.com

Under 11’s

Paul Parker Brice paulpbpinneru7s@msn.com

Under 12’s

Head Coach; Steve George steve@catnedd.co.uk

Clyde Gordon clydeg@elemis.com

Nick Marchant njm@harrowschool.org.uk

From U6’s to U12’s Pinner RFC is one of the best clubs around to start and develop young rugby players. With the emphasis on safety and enjoyment, young players can develop their skills in training and competitive matches against other clubs in the region.

All our coaches are RFU Qualified and CRB checked and we have a club-wide commitment to child welfare makes us a great club for learning and playing rugbyRegular training, home & away matches and festivals  social events e.g. parties, bbq’s and award presentations for the players and parents

Is there a good age for children to start playing Rugby?
Children can start playing tag rugby as soon as they are old enough to start school. Different children become ready at different ages. Some children do not take to tag rugby and can not wait to be old enough to participate in the full contact version.

Please could you list all the necessary equipment a child would require to get started playing Rugby?
To start tag rugby all the child needs is a pair of boots (soccer boots are fine as long as they do not have moulded studs) and something suitable to run about in. A gum shield is required when your child moves up to the under 8’s

Are there any particular brands of equipment you would recommend for beginners?
No.

How much would someone expect to pay for good quality items listed above?
New Boots for a small child can be bought for between £10 and £20 . A low cost gumshield can be bought for £5 . We recommend buying kit from a specialist independent sports shop, such as The Real Sports Shop in Watford, however the club has a Club Shop which has a great range of items both new and second hand that can be purchased. We encourage older children to donate old boots so younger children and parents can keep costs down.

Is there a second hand market for these items? If so, are then any particular signs someone should look out for to ensure the equipment will stand the test of time?
Second hand boots are always worth buying if they fit your child. Our club kit shop includes a second hand section plus ebay can be a good source.

How much should a parent expect to pay for lessons?
Membership of the club is £50 per season. Our club makes a reduction for younger brothers and sisters.

How can parents identify a good teacher/club (qualifications etc)?
All Pinner RFC coaches have RFU approved qualifications and are CRB checked.

To become proficient, how many hours per week would you suggest a child should practice?
This depends on the child, but generally speaking for children under the age of 10, 1 – 2 hours per week at the club session would be enough. The club trains every Sunday from 10am to 12am.

Although it will vary from child to child how long does it normally take for a child to become competent in this sport?
An average athletic child would be able to enjoy and fully participate in tag rugby after 2 – 3 hours coaching.

Are there any other important tips we can offer?
Enjoy it!