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Training every Sunday 11.30am to 1pm for age groups Primary 2 to Primary 7

Key contacts:

Ali Evans & Murray Rudkin (Heads of Watsonian Warriors Section)

Year Heads 2023/24:

Johann Van Der Merwe (P7)

Ali Evans (P6)

Steve Dunn (P5)

Murray Rudkin (P4)

Lewis Roberts (P3)

Pauric Whelan (P2)

P2 and P3 mini rugby is played under “touch” or “tag” rules i.e. no tackling. The focus for the younger age groups is teamwork and running and passing skills. However, the ethos of our whole mini section is to encourage all children of all abilities, so players are not streamed by ability. Year groups are divided into mixed ability squads with the objective of having evenly matched squads within each year group.

At this age it is not about winning; the core values of the minis section are:

  • Fun
  • Fair Play
  • Teamwork 
  • Respect


Day/Time: Every Sunday from 11:30am to 1pm (we may finish a bit earlier, depending on weather, etc)

Where: EH10 5DB - Myreside - in front of the pavilion clubhouse. Please note, no dogs are allowed.

Parent/Carer attendance: A parent or carer must be present at the session.

Catering: The cafe in 'The Pavilion at Myreside' is open on a Sunday from 9am - 2pm.

What to wear: Any rugby/football/other sports kit is absolutely fine to begin with. A branded, reversible WFC Warriors playing jersey is included in the annual subscription price for NEW players. Your child can wear trainers to start (especially if the ground is hard), but if they enjoy it and want to continue with the Warriors, you will need to buy a pair of studded boots (strictly no blades for safety reasons). The only other necessary equipment for players is a mouth guard (gum shield) and a water bottle for every session.

WFC Child Protection Policy

Please find attached the WFC Child Protection Policy. The Child Protection Officer at the club is Corrinne Duffy. Should you have any queries or concerns please contact the club.

WFC Child Protection Policy


Watsonians have a club wide deal with leading kit supplier MACRON! Watsonian Warriors have their own section on the official club shop that can be found HERE!


Individual Membership -

£90 (P2) £130 (P3-7)

The price includes:

  • Approximately 30 Sunday training sessions, fixtures or tournaments over the season, including indoor training at the Corn Exchange for January sessions.
  • Coaching by qualified and Child Protection Certified parent coaches and occasional sessions from the senior team coaching staff.
  • Branded, Macron reversible WFC Warriors playing jersey for new players
  • SRU Player Insurance.
  • The opportunity to be part of an end of Season Tour (subject to additional cost).
  • Warriors teams are invited to form a guard of honour and play a half time game at Super6 and 1st XV home matches.

Family Membership


This offers everything above but also allows members to apply for international tickets and entitles members to free gate entry for all home Super6 games and Watsonians 1st XV home league games.

To pay your membership please email


If you are interested in helping as a volunteer coach, please contact the lead coach for your year group, or Ali Evans or Murray Rudkin who lead the Watsonians Warriors section (see contact details above). The more coaches the better, particularly in the younger age groups! Don’t worry if you haven’t played rugby before – all volunteers will get help from the more experienced members of the coaching team. Please note that all coaches/parent helpers must be PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) certified, so the sooner you register interest the better. The club’s Child Protection Officer, Corrinne Duffy, can assist with your PVG application (see contact details below).



  • Weather Line: 0131 446 6055 (updated by 9am on Sunday mornings when required)
  • Fi Sharman, Operations Manager (for any questions about membership, or to subscribe to the club’s weekly newsletter):
  • Ali Evans or Murray Rudkin (Section Leads) (for any queries or comments about WFC mini rugby. Ali and Murray sit on the WFC Committee and can report any issues back to the club):
  • Chris Hunter, WFC Director of Rugby (for any comments/ideas/feedback about the club, or questions about competitions & league structures):
  • Corrinne Duffy, Child Protection Officer (for PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) certificate applications):


Click HERE! to subscribe to the club’s weekly newsletter, which provides important information on:

· Latest news from all sections of the club, senior teams through to the minis

· Fixtures & Results

· Feature on a player/coach/member

· Sponsor adverts including 'special offers'

· Important info on all our social events including; pre-match lunches, the Ladies lunch, Christmas social, Burns Supper etc

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