Bedford Junior Blues U14: (Year 8 from 1st Sep)
The Junior Blues Under 14s provide quality rugby in an enjoyable and structured environment supported by a team of RFU qualified volunteers. In keeping with all Bedfordshire and East Midlands rugby clubs, we play under the RFU's 'New Rules of Play' - a deliberately child-centric approach to the game. Through this phased approach to learning, we introduce children to the rugby skills that they will then use for the rest of their playing days (and the social skills and friendships that will help them throughout life).
We are passionate about what we do, but what we are not about winning matches at all costs. The core values of rugby – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship – are at the heart of what we do and our goal is to allow all our players to experience the fellowship, fun and excitement that rugby offers.
The main changes to the game for the 2020-21 season are:
- 15 players in a team
- 8 players in a scrum
- Kicking at goal
- Uncontested lineout
- We will also continue to develop tackling, passing, kicking, use of space, support play, continuity, etc.
We train at Bedford Athletic's ground on Wentworth Drive from 10am to 12 noon on Sundays.
From mid-September we alternate between training sessions and friendly home and away fixtures with other rugby clubs.
Mid-week training will be on Wednesdays from 7-8pm, venue to be confirmed.
We hope to start pre-reason training in August, dates and venue to be confirmed.