MINI RUGBY PLAYER SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT

The ethos of mini rugby is to foster and develop young players (boys & girls) of all ability in the game of rugby in a safe, non competitive, enjoyable environment through activities which ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with the IRFU Long Term Player Development (LTPD) pathway, Child Welfare Policy and Traditions of Rugby Union.

LEPRECHAUN RUGBY

Primary 1 – 3

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MINI RUGBY 1

Primary 4

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MINI RUGBY 2

Primary 5 – 6

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MINI RUGBY 3

Primary 7

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MINI RUGBY 4

U12s year 8

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MINI RUGBY FACTS

Code of Conduct

All participants in Mini Rugby are to adhere to all aspects of the IRFU Code of Conduct for Players / Coaches / Parents and Spectators.

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Festivals/ Events and Blitz Days

May only be arranged by application to the respective Branch Mini Rugby Committee. Age limit and stages must be confirmed prior to the start of event and clear indications should accompany all invitations. Club coaches / managers must be able to give proof of eligibility (Festival/ Event or Blitz day registration form) before his/her team’s first match in the event.

FESTIVAL GUIDLINES
Eligibility

Date of eligibility for participants is the 1st January (see Regulations Document for full guidelines).

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Registration

It is the responsibility of clubs to ensure all their players are properly registered with the Club, Branch and IRFU.

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Correspondence

Any correspondence regarding Mini Rugby must be directed to the Branch Mini Rugby Committee.




Maximum playing time

Consideration must be given to clubs / teams with small numbers and or no reserves to prevent / avoid exhaustion and or the risk of injuries.