Welcome to the U12s at Rosslyn Park – Middlesex Champions
(for children born after 1st September 2001 and before 31st August 2002 – Year 7)
At U12s we play contact rugby. This is in line the the RFU Continuum, which is a playing pathway to introduce the game of rugby to young players. There are 3 stages starting with tag rugby for 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 train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning starting at 9:00am for 2 hours, with festivals and friendlies throughout the year for all teams.
In line with RFU policy all players must wear a mouthguard and at Park we also expect every player to wear a scrumcap.
We have a large number of RFU Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches, certified first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our U11 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and 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.
Joining the U12s
U12 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 teamship within the player groups
- Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
- 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 a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)
- Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
- Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
- Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences
- Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
- If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
- If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
- Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)
Results and Match Reports this season
Festivals start in October
London Welsh A – Winners
Rosslyn Park A – Runners Up
London Welsh B – Runners Up
Rosslyn Park C – Winners