At Wheatley Juniors, the emphasis is on every child enjoying themselves and developing their skills at the game of rugby – as an individual and as part of a team.
We meet at Holton Playing Fields, opposite Wheatley Park School, at 09.00 each Sunday morning from the start of September to the end of April, except when we have away matches. Evening training takes place on Thursdays at 7pm. Touch rugby continues throughout the year to focus on fun and skill improvement on Thursday evenings.
New players are very welcome. Girls and boys don't be shy - come up and give it a try, you get a free taster sessions before you have to join the club. Rain does not stop play!
Age groups are based on the child's age on the 1st of September of each season.
From the Under 13 age group the team becomes part of the junior section of the club and all aspects of the full game of contact rugby are further developed at a competitive level.
This form of rugby teaches how to play strong, fair rugby, how to protect the ball in a tackle, and how to win by working as a team.
We have a well-run clubhouse selling bacon rolls and hot drinks along with a tuck shop for sweets and cold drinks during training and home matches.
During matches all children are given the same opportunity to play, not just the strongest.
If the match is an away fixture the children are taken to the venue by parents, so this can mean an earlier start. Sharing lifts is often a good idea. Hot dogs are provided to the players on match days.