We were really interested to meet up with Matt Stedman recently, coach at Aretians RFC about the Club’s pioneering initiative to offer a multi-activity session for younger girls and boys aged 2-7 years. Aretians are the first Club locally to offer this provision and Matt (whose own daughter participates in ‘Rugby Cubs’) was particularly enthusiastic about the sessions, telling us “ ‘Rugby Cubs’ is first and foremost designed for fun, whilst gently encouraging Rugby specific skills such as running, catching, passing and kicking – Sunday mornings are definitely something for the youngsters to look forward to at Aretians!”
Members play games, receive coaching in basic skills and basically are encouraged to use as much energy as they can! The sessions are FREE for all children and supplied by Aretians RFC – coaches are RFU Qualified, CRB Checked and Paediatric First Aiders to ensure it is a fun and safe environment.
In the winter months sessions are held at Patchway Sports Hall from 10.00am, with FREE food and drink provided to the children after each session at the Aretians Clubhouse in Little Stoke.
In the summer months play is back on the Little Stoke Playing Fields located at Aretians RFC, Station Road.
For more information on the ‘Rugby Cubs’ please contact Steve 07967 023 043 or Matt 07740 844 419