Training starts on Sunday 02/09/2016 and we are pleased to welcome back last year’s players and welcome in any new children who wish to try the greatest sport on earth.
Training 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 Next Fixture and Training Schedule links on this page. Refreshments, teas, coffees, bacon butties etc. are available from the club house kitchen, so it’s all very civilised for mum and dad.
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 will cover all the fixtures, training and facilities offered by the club. We do not charge any extra match or festival fees.
Please ensure your child has a drink and appropriate clothing and footwear to cope with the weather conditions (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!). For U9s and above please make sure that they have a gum shield. Children will not be allowed to play contact rugby without a gum shield.
All our Mini sections 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”.
Andy Evans, Chairman of Mini Section