Team info

Welcome to Bedford Junior Blues Under 12s (School Year 7 from 1st September)

The Junior Blues Under 12s provide quality rugby in an enjoyable and structured environment supported by a team of RFU qualified volunteers. In keeping with all Bedfordshire and East Midlands rugby clubs, we play under the RFU's 'Age Grade Rugby' - a deliberately child-centric approach to the game. Through this phased approach to learning, we introduce children to the rugby skills that they will then use for the rest of their playing days (and the social skills and friendships that will help them throughout life).

We are passionate about what we do, but what we are not about winning matches at all costs. The core values of rugby – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship – are at the heart of what we do and our goal is to allow all our players to experience the fellowship, fun and excitement that rugby offers.

The main changes to the game for the 2019-20 season are:

  • 12 players in a team (boys only)
  • 5 players in a scrum (no push but contested strike)
  • Unlimited players in Rucks and Mauls
  • Fend off below the armpits
  • We will also continue to develop tackling, passing, kicking, use of space, support play, continuity, etc.

We train at Bedford Athletic RFC's ground on Wentworth Drive from 10am to 11:45am on a Sunday morning. We offer trial sessions for new players during September so you can "Give Rugby a Try" before fully joining. From October we then alternate between training sessions and friendly home and away fixtures with other rugby clubs.

For more in-depth information on the U12s rules of play please look at the PDF:
https://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/32/72/56/RFURegulation15Appendix6_English.pdf

As an age group we are committed to the RFU Codes Of Practice:
https://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/age-grade-rugby/codes-of-practice/

Finally, player safety and well-being is also at the heart of what we do. Please visit the following RFU resource for advice and guidance to parents and players on concussion: https://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/player-health/concussion-headcase/youth/parents/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Head Coach: Chris Drake
m: 07834 379593
e: antipixi@googlemail.com

Team Manager: John Warehand
m: 07817 455409
e: jwarehand@gmail.com

Parent Rep: Siobhan Barnes
m: 07976 726279
e: siobhan.barnes1@btinternet.com

Under 12
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About the team

The Junior Blues Under 12s provide quality rugby in an enjoyable and structured environment supported by a team of RFU qualified volunteers. In keeping with all Bedfordshire and East Midlands rugby clubs, we play under the RFU's 'Age Grade Rugby' - a deliberately child-centric approach to the game. Through this phased approach to learning, we introduce children to the rugby skills that they will then use for the rest of their playing days (and the social skills and friendships that will help them throughout life).

We are passionate about what we do, but what we are not about winning matches at all costs. The core values of rugby – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship – are at the heart of what we do and our goal is to allow all our players to experience the fellowship, fun and excitement that rugby offers.

The main changes to the game for the 2019-20 season are:

  • 12 players in a team (boys only)
  • 5 players in a scrum (no push but contested strike)
  • Unlimited players in Rucks and Mauls
  • Fend off below the armpits
  • We will also continue to develop tackling, passing, kicking, use of space, support play, continuity, etc.

We train at Bedford Athletic RFC's ground on Wentworth Drive from 10am to 11:45am on a Sunday morning. We offer trial sessions for new players during September so you can "Give Rugby a Try" before fully joining. From October we then alternate between training sessions and friendly home and away fixtures with other rugby clubs.

For more in-depth information on the U12s rules of play please look at the PDF:
https://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/32/72/56/RFURegulation15Appendix6_English.pdf

As an age group we are committed to the RFU Codes Of Practice:
https://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/age-grade-rugby/codes-of-practice/

Finally, player safety and well-being is also at the heart of what we do. Please visit the following RFU resource for advice and guidance to parents and players on concussion: https://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/player-health/concussion-headcase/youth/parents/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Head Coach: Chris Drake
m: 07834 379593
e: antipixi@googlemail.com

Team Manager: John Warehand
m: 07817 455409
e: jwarehand@gmail.com

Parent Rep: Siobhan Barnes
m: 07976 726279
e: siobhan.barnes1@btinternet.com