BERFC U13s = Year 8
Welcome to BERFC U13's team page.
U13's is for Boys who are 12 years old at the beginning of September, i.e. in the second year of secondary school or year 8.
We've got a squad of 29+/- players who regularly turn up to train & play. We offer structured rugby skills training, as well as fixtures against other Junior teams in Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex & Bedfordshire. In addition, we also enter County and National competitions & this season culminating with a Tour to the Tigers Challenge (Minehead).
We cater for players of all abilities - whether they have been playing to a high standard with lots of ability and experience, right the way through to those who have never picked up a rugby ball before. Our ethos is Fun, Fun, Fun - there's plenty of time for them to develop into the next International, rugby superstar of the future!
Training & Playing:
We usually train and play every Sunday morning. All 'home games' are played at our ground at the bottom of Byng Road and training starts at 10:00am. When we have away fixtures, we advise parents in advance (most games are reasonably local). We usually train for the first hour and then play a match against the opposition.
We also offer training on a Wednesday evenings, starting at 18:30pm.
Wednesday training is at Byng Road before Christmas and at Allianz Park after Christmas.
Please ensure your child has some rugby boots and a mouth guard along with appropriate clothing/kit.
If you would like your child to play fun rugby with a great bunch of players (and coaches!), you are very welcome to join us. You can just turn up on Sunday morning (or Wednesday evening) and give it a go. There is absolutely no pressure. They can join in for the first few weeks (at the start or at any time during the season) to see if they like it.
For the U13's this season, the New Rules of Play have been published and some changes from last years rules have been added, so it's a great time for players to join and develop their new found skills
If you have any questions at all, or would like to give us advance notice that you are coming, please contact a member of the coaching team (Dave A, Dave M, Joel, Phil, Russ, Tarne) or the "Team of the Pitch" (Andy, Antony, Suzanne).
We'd be delighted to see you at the club