If your son starts Year 9 in September 2019, then they are very welcome to join us at the friendliest rugby club in South East London! We welcome players regardless of ability, experience, size or fitness to join the Blue & Gold Family at Beckenham RFC.
At this age group the team consists of 15 players. Scrums are fully contested and consist of 8 confident and competent players. The No. 8 can pick up the ball from the back of the scrum. The uncontested line out is introduced this season and the Sin Bin remains at 5 minutes.
At Beckenham RFC we aim to promote your child's rugby development by creating an environment that encourages fun, learning, confidence building, teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.
The coaches take care to ensure that all players are involved in the sessions, irrespective of ability and that everyone gets a half a game playing time in each match.
We host and visit a number of local clubs throughout the season, play in a number of festivals as well as the RFU Kent Cup, before the traditional end of season squad tour - which is always well-attended and great fun for players and families.
Training takes place every Sunday between noon and 2pm and every Thursday between 6:30pm and 7:30pm during the September – April rugby season. Please look at the fixtures and results button to see where we are on any given weekend. After training, everyone is welcome to join the coaching staff in the clubhouse for a bite to eat and drink.
The only essential equipment your son will need is a moulded gum shield and a head-guard is recommended though not compulsory. As the weather cools down please make sure your son has a couple of thermal / compression base layers on. They can take them off if they get hot, but you can't put them on to warm up if you don't have them with you in the first place. Rugby gloves are also OK to use.
Get in touch with Head Coach David Plews, or Team Manager Sharon McHallum you have any additional questions about joining the team. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly and competitive club.
David's mobile: 07713 165 047
Sharon's mobile: 07736 022 418