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1. Welcome


We have been running an M&J’s section for over 30 years now and have established a reputation as one of the biggest and most successful sections in the area. This reputation has been built on the back of an all-inclusive philosophy and high quality coaching.

Playing youth rugby is broken down into 4 stages; minis (U7-8), midis (U9-12), junior (U13-U17) and colts (U19s). The correct age group for your child is determined by their age on 31st August at the beginning of each season. So if your child is 8 on that date, then they will play in the under 9s. The RFU Rules of Play for each age group can be found in RFU Regulation 15 (click here for more details). Where there are new rules of play, these have been adopted by the club.

The mini stage is all about having fun & developing the core skills of running, passing and evasion by playing tag rugby. Tackling, scrums and lineouts are progressively introduced from U9. The full game of rugby is introduced from U13. Girls are welcome up to the age of 12.

Our colts are coached by four coaches led by Terry Dight and work closely with the senior rugby sides under the supervision of Head of Rugby Pete Glackin. For further details about the colts go to their dedicated page on this site.

We currently have 37 coaches and all of them have undertaken RFU accredited coaching courses appropriate to their age group and are all are CRB checked. On-going coaching development is orchestrated by our dedicated Coaching Co-ordinator, Darren Court.

Our most talented players are offered the opportunity to develop further through our Advanced Player Development Group (APDG) from age 13. We are also proud to have achieved Year 3 of the RFU Seal of Approval accreditation.

Anyone is welcome to join Birmingham and Solihull RC whether you have played before or not. Just come along to our ground at Portway, just off J3 M42, 10am Sunday morning September—April, in playing kit or other suitable outdoor clothing. It might be advisable to contact your age group lead coach beforehand or contact me or any member of the exec whose details can be found by following this link.

Ian Edwards
Chairman of M & J’s
T. 07968 867493
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