WINTER SEASON REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Registration is now open for the winter rugby season for both boys and girls.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR WINTER SEASON TODAY!

 

15 reasons why children should play rugby (borrowed from Ruck.co.uk)

1. IMPROVE PHYSICAL HEALTH

Forgive us for starting with the obvious, but rugby brings physical health benefits to anyone who takes to the field – and children are no different.


2. DEVELOP SOCIAL SKILLS

Developing social skills is another huge part of parenting, and one that again needs to be developed at a young age if the benefits are to be reaped in the future.


3. THEY NEED TO LOSE

Because it is character building, because it’s good practice for life, because s/he will get over it and s/he needs to know that.

ed690c1f251048a468ea8af227a43238


4. THEY NEED TO WIN

Because it’s bonding, because it feels good, because s/he needs to know that there are rewards for effort.


5. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES 

Unlike just about any other team sport, rugby is about all players having the same opportunity to run with the ball, pass the ball, and play defense.


6. BUILD SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE

Regularly engaging in sports can help subtly boost your child’s self-esteem. This happens as the child sets small goals on the field, such as perfecting a skill, and achieves them.

ea22c5c34ba680c99fee9b1ad30f0856-1


7. LEARN VALUABLE LIFE-LESSONS

All sports have lessons that can be taken from the field and applied to real life. But rugby has lessons that can’t be found in any other game – we’re not talking about the standard generics of “teamwork” and “playing hard.” We’re talking about the preparation for life that can only be found on the rugby pitch.


8. POSITIVE ROLE MODELS

It’s quite likely your kids will discover positive role models in coaches and older players


9. MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS

10. BREED ACADEMIC SUCCESS

It’s hard to believe that what your child does on the pitch can impact what they do in the classroom, but it does. Children who were involved with at least one sport were more likely to get better grades suggests a study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine.


11. SAFETY. NO, REALLY—SAFETY!

Rugby players don’t wear pads. And it’s a collision sport. But safety is a huge part of the sport and culture of rugby.


12. THEY’LL EXPERIENCE THE INCREDIBLE FEELING OF BEING PART OF A TEAM

13. THEY WILL RESPECT OTHERS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR DECISIONS

Before respect for authority completely vanishes in the world, the last place it will be found is on the rugby field. When the referee makes a decision we disagree with, kids still call him “sir” and don’t talk back.


14. IT HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS

Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.


15. IT COULD EVEN GO SOMEWHERE…