(for children born after 1st September 2013 and before 31st August 2015)

At U5 we play tag rugby. This is in line the RFU’s New Rules of Play, a pathway to introduce the game of rugby to young players. There are 3 stages starting with tag rugby for U5/U6/U7/U8s, mini rugby for U9/U10s, and midi rugby for U11/U12s, so that by U13s the players are ready to play the full 15-a-side game.

We have a number of qualified coaches, first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our U5 set up which is run by Head Coach Rory. We encourage parents to get involved, and will support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time. All first aiders, coaches and referees are CRB checked.

If you have any specific questions around joining the U5s at Warriors, please contact the Under 5s Team Manager.

U5 Guiding Principles
As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

- Ensure a competitive, fun environment
- Build a strong sense of team spirit within the player groups
- Build a strong sense of identity with Old Wimbledonians RFC
- Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
- Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to winning a tournament)

- Focus on running, passing, catching and tagging skills to create rounded players
- Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Under 5 Overview


U5 Head Coach:

Rory Jones

U5 Team Manager:

Rory Jones