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Introduction & Values:
Barnes Rugby Club runs a thriving boys and girls Minis section wit...


About the team

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Introduction & Values:
Barnes Rugby Club runs a thriving boys and girls Minis section with over 450 registered players. Having been established 15 years ago, we have grown successfully and now run rugby across all age groups from Under 5s to Under 22s. We enthusiastically subscribe to the RFU youth rugby values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship (TREDS) and look to provide an inclusive and fun environment along with excellent coaching and skills development, plus enjoyment of competition as the players approach their teenage years.

We have over 150 volunteer coaches, many of whom have completed coaching and refereeing courses. This enables a player: coach ratio of better than 5:1 to provide individual skills coaching and attention. And we supplement this with regular involvement from professional coaches and Barnes 1st team squad members.

It’s great to see the impressive number of Girls also playing at Barnes Youth Rugby, with Under 12 girls rugby re-launching for the new season. Up to Under 11, the girls play alongside the boys, supplemented with frequent special girls training activities.

We foster a strong “One Club” approach with support between the age groups and close ties with the senior sections of the Club, all helped by enjoyment of our welcoming Clubhouse – and no doubt the regular free hot dogs and lunches in the clubhouse after training!

Barnes Rugby Minis play at a high standard at local festivals and receive great feedback from other clubs on the attractive style they play and the positive attitude of the boys and girls on the pitch. Under 8s and below play Tag rugby; Under 9s are introduced to tackling with a progression from that age up through the Junior ages to introduce other aspects of the game, from rucks and mauls to scrums, line outs and full 15-a-side games. Our Juniors and Colts enter Surrey Cup competitions and have achieved some excellent results in recent seasons, with several cup final appearances.

Rugby Camps in the school holidays and End or Season Tours are highlights of the season for many. At the end of last season tours were enjoyed in destinations from Somerset (U7 to U10), Laon in France (U11), Ireland (U12, U13), Wales (U14), Milton Keynes (U15), and Malta (Colts).

We look forward to seeing you at Barnes Rugby!

Where and When:
Our Minis section (Boys and Girls, under 5 to Under 11s) train on Saturday mornings, 9:30-11:00 am on the pitches adjacent to Rocks Lane at:
Barn Elms Sports Trust (BEST)
Queen Elizabeth Walk,
Barnes SW13 9SA

which is opposite the Wetlands Centre entrance and the BRFC clubhouse. You’ll be able to locate each year group by its flag showing the age group, or ask any coach or at our kit shop outside the BEST café.

Barn Elms Sports Trust has a NO DOGS on site policy.

Join Us:
We are always keen to welcome new players and families to the Club at all ages and experience levels, including beginners. For player safety and security reasons, all new players must be registered before they participate. Children can join from as young as four years old.

Membership subscriptions for the 2023/2024 season, covering the full season September to April are £200 for boys aged Under 7 upwards, but £100 for girls and all players in the U5 & U6 age groups. There are discounts for multiple children in one family, calculated on the registration form.

Subscriptions cover attendance at training as well as festivals or cup matches throughout the season, coaching, equipment, membership of the Return2Play concussion injury assistance support programme, family social membership of Barnes RFC and also the hot dogs and lunches provided after some training sessions.

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A free three session trial is available for players new to Barnes rugby, so they can see if they like it before joining up; we are confident they will! Click here to register for a trial.

We also run an exceptional financial circumstances scheme to support players who would like to participate but would not otherwise be able to do so for financial reasons. We sponsor a number of players each year to train, play and even tour with Barnes RFC, so they can experience rugby and benefit from the life-long skills and discipline that it teaches. For consideration under this scheme, please contact the relevant section head or the membership officer as shown below, and your application will be treated in strict confidence.

Barnes Kit Shop: Our kit shop is open Saturdays mornings 9:30am to 11am at the Minis training, by the BEST pavilion and café, for all Barnes youth rugby ages, with shirts, hoodies, weatherproof tops, shorts, socks and hats.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding responsibilities are taken very seriously: all coaches have DBS certificates, many coaches have additional safeguarding training and each age group has first aiders and first aid kits. Contact details for our Safeguarding Officer are posted at the site and available below.
Please note that players in the U11 age group and below are expected to have a parent or guardian onsite for the duration of training.

Contact Us:
Head of Minis: Phil Bailey
Membership enquiries: Peter Thomas
Safeguarding Officer: Michelle Morton

Philip Bailey
Minis Captain
Philip Bailey

Team Sponsors

Shirt Sponsor - Clifford Chance
Partner - Chipotle
Minis Sponsor - Russell Cooke Solicitors
Shirt Sponsor - Pink Rhino Consulting
Shirt Sponsor - BML
Shirt Sponsor - OneCap Consulting
Shirt Sponsor - Level Best Solution
Shirt Sponsor - We Farm Shop
City Lunch and Clubhouse  sponsors - Greenzone
Shirt Sponsor - Green Top
Eco Cleaning Suppliers - Delphis Eco