Mon 18 Jun 2018 21:30

Senior Mens Rugby (over 18)

Please contact the Director of Rugby by emailing director.rugby@hwrufc.com.

Senior Ladies Rugby (over 18)

High wycombe has a growing ladies section the Belles, you can contact them be emailing ladies@hwrufc.com.

Youth Section (U6 - U18)

Welcome to High Wycombe Rugby Union Football Club. We are accredited with the RFU and have signed up to England Rugby’s Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Rugby which puts children at the heart of the sport and encourage fun, confidence and champions rugby’s core values of:-

RFU Core Values

The Youth section (Juniors U13 to U18, Minis U6 to U12) is growing from strength to strength. We have over 350 children aged from 6-18 and from many different schools and backgrounds turning up each week to take part in this glorious game of rugby. For new youth players, you have 4 consecutive Sundays to come and ‘Give it a Try’ without having to pay. If after the 4 sessions, you want to join then your teams parent rep will be happy to assist.

Contacts

Junior rugby U 13- U18 boys email junior.manager@hwrufc.com.

Junior Girls (Baby Belles) email baby.belles@hwrufc.com.

Mini rugby (mixed) U6 to U12 mini.manager@hwrufc.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We offer a 4 week free give it a try period to all children who want to see if rugby is for them.

Rugby/football boots (mud makes it too slippery for trainers) and sportswear (with no zips or metalwork). Mouth guards are required for anyone in U9’s upwards. These can be bought from any good sports shop or from the clubhouse – either will need to be moulded. A drink in a named bottle is essential and a (healthy) snack for the younger age groups is a good idea (U6-8).

Club kit is sold in our club shop but there is second hand kit available to buy. A boot box is also available where you can get a pair of second hand boots for £5 – if your old boots are in good condition we welcome you donating these in addition to the £5 fee.

No. You can join in at any point during the season just contact the head coach of your relevant age group. You can email them by emailing the age group @hwrufc.com for example to contact the U10's emai U10@hwrufc.com.

Simply add 5 to the school year and that will be the age group, so a child in year 2 will play in the Under 7’s.

 Age at 1st September  School year  Age Group (Boys)  Age Group (Girls) 
5 1 Under 6 Under 6
6 2 Under 7 Under 7
7 3 Under 8 Under 8
8 4 Under 9 Under 9
9 5 Under 10 Under 10
10 6 Under 11 Under 11
11 7 Under 12 Baby Belles U13
12 8 Under 13 Baby Belles U13
13 9 Under 14 Baby Belles U15
14 10 Under 15 Baby Belles U15
15 11 Under 16 Baby Belles U18
16 12 Colts Baby Belles U18
17 13 Colts Baby Belles U18

The cost for a season’s membership is £105. This is for a family membership including 1 playing child. Additional playing siblings get a discount and pay only £25 for the season.

We accept cash, cheque (made payable to HQRUFC Supporters Club Ltd) or card payments for fees and shop purchases. We hopet o be able to offer online payments for returning members in the near future. The kitchen only takes cash.

U9 and above. To see how elements of the game are introduced at each age group see the Age Grade Rugby section of our website.

Our coaches teach players to fall and tackle as safely as possible. Starting with slow walking speed and gradually increasing speed as ability improves. All coaches have committed to attend professional training courses and and so are equipped with appropriate knowledge of how to introduce skills in the best way.>

In line with the RFU policy, mixed teams of girls and boys play up to and including the Under 11 age group from Under 12 girls and boys play in separate teams.

On Sunday mornings from 10am to 12 midday, we play through most school holidays with the exception of Christmas and Easter.

Yes! You are responsible for your children, our coaches are busy with the other children, and if your child needs to go to the bathroom, you will need to take them to the clubhouse (depending on age of course).

There is a fixtures book given to all members on payment of fees, but the teams profile page on the website and news letters will also carry some details. Fixtures can change to the published ones in the fixtures book, we hope to keep the website as up to date as possible..

It is recommended, as it benefits the children by providing experience of different ways of training by other coaches. It is also a great bonding experience for them (and you) as a team.

We appreciate that people lead busy lives and although we would like people to commit to coming every week we understand that it not always possible. We do ask that you advise age group admin if you are unable to attend as it helps them to plan sessions (and also helps with accurate catering numbers for match days).

Yes, bring an umbrella and waterproofs. We have to cancel only when pitches flood, there is snow or the ground is frozen. The website will be updated to let you know but usually the age group admins will let you know by email.

The U6s generally finish at approximately 11.15 and U7’s around 11.45 depending on the weather.

No problem, if they enjoy playing, the skills will follow. High Wycombe operate a rugby for all / no streaming policy.

You will be asked to help with duty rotas approximately 3 times per season as a minimum. The whole club is run by volunteers, we're all in it together and you are welcome to become part of the team to whatever level you wish.

There is always a chance of injury with sport but all of our coaches are fully qualified and there are qualified first aiders for each age group.

Kit

High Wycombe RUFC play is black, green & white hooped shirts, black shorts and black, green & white hooped socks.

All kit can be purchased through the club shop.

A boot box is also available where you can get a pair of second hand boots for £5 – if your old boots are in good condition we welcome you donating these in addition to the £5 fee.

Mouth guards are available to purchase from the club shop. Mouth guards are compulsory from the age of 9 upwards. We strongly recommend them at all ages.

Winter clothing – we play in all weathers cold and wet as well as warm and sunny. It is essential that parents ensure that the players have sufficient winter clothing with them every Sunday. There is always a little standing around especially at festivals.

All players must be aware that rugby boots are not permitted in the clubhouse and this applies to muddy boots of parents and spectators too! We have wonderful facilities let’s look after them. It’s a good idea to have a kit bag to change into clean dry shoes and clothes.

The Club House

There is always a warm welcome for you in the clubhouse. 

We have a licensed bar and kitchen serving a range of food/snacks and hot drinks. We have a large screen for viewing international

All rugby boots and any muddy footwear is to be left outside or by the rear door.

There is a rota for club house duties and each youth team will be asked to help cover some of the job on a Sunday morning. Each team will be asked about 3 times in a season to provide cover. The Parents Reps will let their team know when and what they have to cover.


Volunteers are what helps the club run.

Core Values

Teamwork

Teamwork is essential to our sport. 

We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives.

We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field.

We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play.

We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.


Respect

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. 

We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave.

We respect our match officials and accept our decisions.

We respect opposition players and supporters.

We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.


Enjoyment

Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. 

We encourage players to enjoy training and playing.

We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills.

We safeguard our young players and help them have fun.

We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.


Discipline

Strong discipline underpins our sport. 

We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair.

We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport.

We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values.

We observe the sport's laws and regulations and report serious breaches.


Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. 

We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition.

We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat.

We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement.

We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.

This is our team, our club and our sport. Please don’t spoil it. We learn to be generous in victory and dignified in defeat and we want you to be too.

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