Cobham u11s are a large and enthusiastic age group. We offer rugby to players of all abilities and experience. We promote good sportsmanship and aim to have fun so that our players want to attend practices on Sunday mornings.
Coaching is provided by parents who themselves attend training courses provided by the RFU. All participating parents are DRB checked.
Parents are expected to volunteer for occasional duties to help in the running of the club (eg. car park marshal, first aid, helping at home festivals, etc).
U11 rugby continues to build on the large changes introduced at u10. New rules for u11s include allowing more players at the breakdown, hookers striking in the uncontested scrums and the introduction of kicking at restarts and in open play.
The U11 rules are available on this England Rugby website link http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/MyRugby/Players/01/31/54/17/boys-new-rules-and-player-progression-pathway_Neutral.pdf
We practice from 10am to 11.30am on Sunday mornings on pitch 5 of the Covenham Ground. The Covenham Ground is on the opposite side of the Portsmouth Road to the Memorial Ground (main Cobham RFC fields). There is parking at Munro House. Please do not park at the Fairmile Inn. Bar and catering are open at the club house on Sunday mornings. We require that each child remains under the supervision of a nominated adult (no drop and go).
Fixtures/Festivals – link
We play in several festivals and fixtures during the season as well as having training mornings at other clubs. Details of the season’s fixtures are shown on the Minis home page. http://cobhamrugby.co.uk/minis/mini-fixtures/
Membership – link
If you have any questions regarding membership for the 2015-16 season, or you would like to add your name to a waiting list please contact: Nicky Eggar - Membership Secretary. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Iain Brown (head coach u11) along with Veerle al Jenabi (L) and Tanya Hunt (R). Please register with either Veerle or Tanya at the start of each practice.
Veerle is our u11 Safeguarding officer.
Photos below show our colour groups with their coaches at training.
One of the Cobham teams and their dads on tour at the Leicester Challenge Tournament in Minehead (April 2016). Our age group took over 50 boys (4 teams) away on our annual bank holiday trip.
A Cobham team at the Camberley festival in March 2016. Perfect rugby weather!
The William Webb-Ellis Trophy came to Cobham RFC in August 2015 during the build-up to the Rugby World Cup. Our boys were there to greet it!