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

Key contact:

Fergus Perks (Head of Watsonian Warriors Section) fperks@btinternet.com


Year Heads:

Jonathan Sutherland (P7) jonathan.sutherland1@btinternet.com

Toby Tucker (P6) toby.tucker@hotmail.co.uk

Jim Thomson (P5) jim.thomson@st.com

Johann Van Der Merwe (P4) Johanng.vandermerwe@gmail.com

Ali Evans (P3) ali@evans.scot

Cassian Battistini (P2) battistinicassian@gmail.com

Neil Granger (P2) neilgranger@gmail.com

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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: Unfortunately, due to the fire in the pavilion earlier this year, there is currently no catering provision at Myreside.

What to wear: Any rugby/football/other sports kit is absolutely fine to begin with. A branded, reversible WFC Warriors playing jersey, or branded WFC Warriors 1/4 zip top for your child is included in the annual subscription price (see below). 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 Doug Weir. Should you have any queries or concerns please contact the club.

WFC Child Protection Policy


WHERE TO BUY KIT

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!


ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Individual Membership -

£55 (P2) £120 (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 or a branded, Macron WFC Warriors 1/4 Zip top and boot bag for P3-7 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

£200

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 online - please visit https://webcollect.org.uk/wfc


COACHING

If you are interested in helping as a volunteer coach, please contact the lead coach for your year group, or Fergus Perks, WFC Head of Minis 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, Doug Weir, can assist with your PVG application (see contact details above).

OTHER KEY CONTACTS

Contacts

  • Weather Line: 0131 446 6055 (updated by 9am on Sunday mornings when required)
  • Fi Sharman, Club Administrator (for any questions about membership, or to subscribe to the club’s weekly newsletter): watsoniansrugby@gmail.com
  • Fergus Perks, WFC Head of Minis Section (for any queries or comments about WFC mini rugby. Fergus sits on the WFC Committee and can report any issues back to the club): fperks@btinternet.com
  • Chris Hunter, WFC Director of Rugby (for any comments/ideas/feedback about the club, or questions about competitions & league structures): chriswhunter@hotmail.com
  • Doug Weir, Child Protection Officer (for PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) certificate applications): doug_weir@btinternet.com

KEEP 'IN TOUCH' WITH ALL THE NEWS!

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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