Under 9’s

Under 9’s Vikings

Come Give Us a Try

Welcome to Ashford Rugby Club Under 9′s Vikings (2017/18)

 (School Year 4)


The new Rugby season starts on the 3rd September 2017 at 10:00 

Registration TBC in September from 10:00 AM

New players need to complete both a RFU Registration and an Ashford RFC registration form, returning players only need to complete the ARFC registration. These forms can be obtained at the club house or by talking to coaching staff.

Training Objectives

The Under 9’s will be playing games and concentrating in drills around contact Rugby, being taught how to tackle and be tackled. Because of this contact, a gum shield is an essential item of equipment. These can be purchased in the club house from behind the bar or in the club shop. Also, they can be purchased at sports shops and online. No gum shield, no contact! New players will be given one on one training time with a coach to ensure they gain a standard to keep their wellbeing and safety at the very top of our priorities. Our aim is to teach the young players how to play rugby as safely as possible whilst installing the core RFU principals of:

Teamwork – Respect – Enjoyment – Discipline – Sportsmanship

We can be found to the left of the club house as you look out over the pitches.

We expect players to arrive at 09:45 for a 10:00 start. We train for 2 Hours (weather permitting) with mixed drills with rugby based games in order to build the core skills. We try to keep sessions fast paced, active and most importantly FUN. 

To participate with training and games, players should have the correct kit:

  • Rugby Shirts 
  • Shorts (Joggers and top when the weather is cold)
  • Studded boots.
  • Sports gloves (not woollen)
  • Gum shields, a must for the protection of adult teeth.
  • Players should come with a bottle of water and maybe a quick snack.

Players kit can be purchased from the club shop located to the right of the bar in the club house.

We are a friendly group, and all our coaching staff are approachable. We all have children who play the game for the club at various age groups. The coaches meet in the club house after training and welcome any parents who wish to join us. 

Meet the Coaching Staff 

Graeme – RFU Safeguarding Officers DBS Certified

The Safeguarding officers can be contacted at the training sessions or via the club or Amanda on her mobile 07867670027

John RFU Level 2 – Mobile 07979 538 770

Tom RFU Level 1 – Mobile 07810 354 458

Ian   RFU Level 1

Amanda  and Neil (Both holding a RFU Safeguarding Officers DBS Certified) – Paul W– Steve – Paul C  Coaching Assistants

All coaching staff hold current DBS certificates.

John, Ian and Tom are also qualified first aiders.

Child Protection

  1. Facebook. To enforce our child responsibilities, the U9’s Vikings Facebook page is only accessible to parents or legal guardians of ARFC registered players. Parents are asked not to share any images where other children’s faces can be identified on Facebook or other social networks without the expressed permission of all other parents involved.
  2. The U9′s have the added assistance of two parents who perform the role of “safeguarding officers” on behalf of the club with an RFU backed accreditation. They attend training to oversee and ensure that the best practice standards are adhered to.
  3. All parents at this age group are required to attend the training sessions, in case they are needed.
Date Opposition H/A
Sep-03 Training Home
Sep-10 Training Home
Sep-17 Training Home
Sep-24 Training Home
Oct-01 Whitstable Away
Oct-08 Training Home
Oct-15 East Kent Tournament – Sheppey Away
Oct-22 Training Home
Oct-29 Thanet Away
Nov-05 Training Home
Nov-12 Canterbury Home
Nov-19 Training Home
Nov-26 Sittingbourne Away
Dec-03 Training Home
Dec-10 Sheppey & Gillingham Home
Dec-17 Folkestone Away
Dec-24 Xmas Break
Dec-31 NYE Break
Jan-07 Training Home
Jan-14 Medway Home
Jan-21 Training Home
Jan-28 Ash & Whitstable Home
Feb-04 Cranbrook Away
Feb-11 Training Home
Feb-18 Home Fixture Home
Feb-25 Gravesend Away
Mar-04 Canterbury Away
Mar-11 Training Home
Mar-18 East Kent Festival Home
Mar-25 Training Home
Apr-01 Easter Sunday
Apr-08 Aylesford (TBC) TBC
Apr-15 Training Home
Apr-22 Kent Festival – Venue tbc Away
Apr-29 Training Home
May-06 Awards Day Home