Innovative Manchester based rugby club, Mancunians have launched Rugby Kidz, a new initiative aimed at engaging young children in the sport of rugby.
Aimed at children in reception, year one and year two, the programme will encourage the children who participate to develop new and existing skills and improve physical literacy in a safe and fun environment.
Once children graduate from the Rugby Kidz programme they will be signposted to Mancunians’ ever-growing under 7’s and under 8’s teams that play rugby league in the summer and rugby union in the winter.
Rugby Kidz sessions will run on Sunday mornings throughout the year at Mancunians’ Hough End base using the indoor sports hall during the winter months and then outdoors during the spring and summer.
Rugby Kidz will also be introduced into the local Primary Schools that Mancunians work with and all primary after school clubs will be rebranded to Rugby Kidz Clubs with immediate effect.
Salford Red Devils fan, Paul McKenna has been bringing his two daughters to Rugby Kidz sessions since last September and is impressed at the way his children have developed.
“it’s a very enjoyable session for them and they look forward to going every week.” He said. “Their skills and confidence have improved considerably since they started and it is great to see them enjoy themselves”.
Gill Appleby brings her two grandchildren aged four and five years old to the sessions every week and says that her Manchester City loving family are very impressed with the way that the sessions are run. “They are very enjoyable and both of my Grandchildren have developed enormously since they started going. Mancunians is a welcoming and friendly club and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to take their children along.”
Sessions cost £3 per week and can be booked in advance at http://www.mancunians.club or by calling 07977 486236. Schools who are interested in hosting a Rugby Kidz club can call 07977 486236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.