For many years Woodbridge Rugby Club has sought to be a community club. In more recent years this has developed into Women’s rugby, Vets rugby and even Wheelchair rugby…but ‘community’ all started with Youth.
We now have youth squads from U6 through to Colts and more and more players are staying with the Club to develop into Warriors, Amazons and Saxons. The Club has responded to this growing demand, there are now over 330 junior members, with a huge investment in changing rooms, equipment, kit and storage. Furthermore we continue to train and encourage coaches so that each squad has qualified, CRB checked, enthusiastic coaches. First Aiders are on hand and there are procedures and controls in place to ensure your child gets the best from the sport.
During the season there is regular training every Sunday morning at the Club and a schedule of home and away fixtures. There are also tournaments at other clubs and we host our own Youth Development Festival every year in early October. Each Christmas we hold a party and there is a big awards presentation party at the end of each season.
More news about this squad will appear below when contributed so watch this space…
Woodbridge U10s win rugby’s Prima Cup Bowl at Welford Road 28/4/19
Our U10s Warriors have joined the Club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations by winning the Prima Cup Bowl at Leicester Tigers’ famous Welford Road ground.
Head Coach Stephen Wilding says “The squad of over 38 children have worked hard to achieve this, our hugely dedicated coaches laboured all season to imbue the players with the right skills and attitude to play rugby well while reflecting its core values of teamwork, respect, discipline, enjoyment and sportsmanship.
Thanks also must go to our main sponsor, Woodbridge School who support the full minis section. In addition, the U10s have been sponsored by Paddy & Scott’s Coffee, Clarke & Simpson, Planet Music Academy: School – Store – Studio, Stokes Sauces, Paul Thompson Tent & Event Consulting and Clarke Holland property sourcing. Thanks to all involved in contributing to such a wonderful squad, including our ever supportive families and friends, who cheer us on from the touchline come rain or shine. Woodbridge U10s squad have been involved in many successful festivals across the region this season, and playing at the legendary Welford Road Stadium – winning the Prima Cup Bowl is a great way to end the season and enjoy the summer break”.
The Tigers’ website says “Each year Leicester Tigers Rugby Club invites U10 mini rugby teams from around the UK take part in a series of festivals to celebrate the true ethos of rugby’s core values. Throughout the duration of these festivals the Tigers identify clubs who demonstrate the core values of the game under their event criteria in keeping with RFU Age Grade Regulations and guidelines.
Selected clubs from each festival are then invited back to take part in a series of games at the Tigers famous Welford Road, providing a fantastic experience to all young and aspiring players. Attracting over 70 entries each season, the Prima Tiger Cup is the largest and most prestigious single age group playing opportunity in the rugby calendar.”
Coach Steve Wilding writes “Woodbridge U10s played last Saturday 3/11/18 in the Prima Cup at Welford Road. Two very hard games against Wellingborough and Oundle, big big clubs!
We won our first games 5-0 and drew the second games 3-3, with Oundle scoring in the last few seconds. It is another success story not just for the 12 boys that played, but the whole squad. I attach a picture. Many thanks to Woodbridge School as they also sponsored us with water bottles, but also sponsor the whole minis section. I am hoping that we may be invited back again into the final of finals in March…..watch this space”.