Tewkesbury Tigers has over 180 boys and girls, between the ages of 5 (year 1) through to 17/18 years of age, playing rugby every weekend during the season, with some of the older children taking part in midweek training sessions as well. Each team has its own dedicated team of coaches, which will follow them through their rugby journey. This approach leads to strong leadership and great teamwork between players and coaches. All our coaches are DBS checked and regularly take part in Gloucestershire RFU and England RFU training courses to further develop their knowledge and increase awareness of the game’s key safety elements. Tewkesbury RFC an accredited England RFU and Gloucestershire RFU club and therefore operate within the RFU’s age-grade rugby programme which is based on the principles of player-centered, development driven, and competition supported. The wants and needs of our young players are our priority and we will put their enjoyment above all else to keep them enjoying the game for longer and into their adult years.
Boys and girls can join and play mixed rugby from as young as 5 (year 1) and will continue to be played up to and including U11 (year 6). From U12 boys (Year 7) and girls do not play mixed rugby and will follow their own developmental path. The RFU defines a child’s age group by the child’s age at midnight on 1 September.
Tewkesbury Tigers are sponsored by BPS Building & Plumbing Supplies