Basingstoke U8s



Age Range:

7 Only

Welcome to the home of the Basingstoke Under 8’s Rugby Team

All new players always made extremely welcome.

Under 8's Rugby at Basingstoke RFC is all about putting the children first and having as much fun as possible!

Most importantly to note is for Under 8's all rugby is none contact, otherwise known as Tag Rugby. The basics stay the same: we will help develop their core skills of CATCHING, PASSING and RUNNING which will be required throughout their progression into contact rugby a few years down the line. 

All of our sessions are player-centred and we work to develop our players' game understanding.

The players naturally grow at different rates and we look carefully at the needs of both the individual and the team in terms of their development, using a mix of skill-based exercises along with games that encourage teamwork and healthy children.

Perhaps, more importantly, the children make friendships and are encouraged to feel a belonging to the wider club. We believe in team values and sportsmanship above match results.

We meet on Sunday mornings from 10am until 11am for general training. We also travel to other clubs in the Hampshire area for competitions and mixed club training sessions. 

All home training is held at Down Grange, home to Basingstoke RFC. Please keep an eye on the weather - Rugby is played outside throughout the year and cold/wet weather, as well as glorious hot sunny days, are to be expected, so please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions as well as plenty of water. 

For more information please contact:

Team Managers: Tim & Stacey Cripps - - 07429 921455

Lead Coach: Craig Sherwood

Assisted By: Mark Fawcett, Alison Garland and Sean Nixon