Old Mutual Wealth Kids First
Old Mutual Wealth Kids Firstis England Rugby’s approach to rugby for 6-13 year olds. It gives children the opportunity to prosper by fostering an environment for having fun, learning and building confidence.
This means helping children develop and learn the game at their own pace, and making sure they have plenty of fun while playing.
Basingstoke RFC are proud to be part of Old Mutual Kids First and as such all age groups have pledged to commit to the following high quality standards:
•To put children at the heart of everything we do and all the decisions we make.
•To encourage fun on the pitch, through equal opportunity and realistic expectations of our children.
•To build the skills of our adults to provide a safe, healthy, respectful and enjoyable environment for kids.
•To develop children’s confidence and character as players and people.
•To champion rugby’s Core Values, inspiring a lifelong bond between children, adults and our sport.
Old Mutual Wealth Kids First focuses on the fact that:
•It is child centred and not coach centred
•It is inclusive
•It ensures Rugby’s rules support children’s development - they are deliberately uncomplicated, progressive and flexible.
Basingstoke RFC players benefit from:
•Old Mutual Wealth Kids First playing format offering building blocks to the 15-a-side game that allows players time to get to grips with the basics of running and catching the ball before contact and specialism is gradually introduced.
•This gradual introduction of new rules, a simpler game, and a focus on growing confidence and self-esteem will ensure that the development of each individual child goes hand in hand with the development of the game through the age groups.
•The fact that schools and clubs who have trialled these rules having been extremely positive about the results and believing that they give each player more chance to play in an environment based on activity, safety and fun.
To learn more about the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Rules of Play click here