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Ilkeston Under 15s - NLD Plate Semi Finalists 2018-19

If your child (School Yr 10) is interested in playing rugby please contact the coach below, with the following details, then they can add you onto their communication list:
Your child’s full name, Date of Birth, your name, a mobile contact telephone number and a contact email.

Anita Evans

Sunday training and home games
Takes place at the club’s own sports ground, “The Stute” Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, DE7 4AZ, on a Sunday morning from 10.30am -12 pm unless there is a fixture. Please see the Fixture list below. Refreshments, teas, coffees, bacon butties etc. are available from the club house kitchen, so it’s all very civilised for mum and dad.

Weeknight training (U10-U16)
For U10 & U14 these sessions take place at our main ground, The Stute.
For U11, U12, U13, U15 &U16 these sessions take place at our other floodlit pitch, The Gallows Playing Fields, Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5BB.

Please make sure you contact the age group coach to make sure they know you want to come along and so they can give you any details where and when, but also so they can update you on any changes to their schedule.

FREE 4 Week Trial Period
No new Mini or Junior player is expected to pay a club subscription until they have thoroughly enjoyed coming for 4 weeks.

No Match or Hidden Fees
Once your child agrees with us that it’s the best game in the world, after the 4 week trial period, then a single subscription (halved if joining after Christmas) that will cover all the fixtures, training and facilities offered by the club. We do not charge any extra match or festival fees.

When attending, please ensure your child has the following,
1. a drink,
2. appropriate clothing (Please be aware that whilst Ilkeston's Sub Tropical climate is normally very mild, it has occasionally been known to be freezing cold with sideways rain!).
3. Appropriate footwear to cope with the weather conditions (football or rugby boots are fine, preferably with aluminium studs, but no need to buy any new ones until we have assessed them, so bring them in what they have to start).
4. U9 age rugby onwards does involve contact so mouthguards are compulsory

All our sessions are run to be lively, enthusiastic and with the emphasis is on fun. Enjoying the game of rugby is our main priority for Junior and Mini players. Ilkeston RUFC offers appropriately qualified RFU coaches at all age groups and we have a robust safeguarding policy to keep your child safe. We look forward to seeing you down at “The Stute”.

Many Regards
Caroline Burke
Mini and Junior Chairwoman Ilkeston RUFC

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