Training starts on Sunday 4/9/16 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.
We aim to coach all our players to be the best rugby player they can be by fully developing their core skills and looking to play a variety of styles of play. In doing so they will develop skills that can be applied in many other aspects of life. Our four coaches include two Level 1 qualified coaches, one that is currently taking the qualification and another who has 15 years experience of coaching age grade rugby. All of course are covered by Ilkeston's robust 'safeguarding' policy.
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 (£90) 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.