My name is Michael Pike, I am the Manager of Esher RFC U11.
We have a thriving minis section for both boys and girls that now encompasses 4 to 12 year olds, (U5 to U12 - Reception to Year 7) having recently added the Esher Rugby Cubs (U5 and U6) to our structure – and we have plenty of room for new players of all ages, gender, shapes and sizes!!
All children are taught by RFU qualified coaches with full CRB/DBS clearance along with the assistance of an army of eager and dedicated parent volunteers.
Training runs each season from the first Sunday in September through to the last Sunday in April each year. Next season training/registration starts on Sunday 6th September 2015 but children can join and register at any point during the open season should they so wish - we will never turn anyone away!
Sessions last for two hours from 9.30AM through to 11.30AM with the U5 and U6 training for just one and one and a half hours respectively. We ask that all children arrive 15 to 30 minutes before to get settled in so we can start promptly at 9.30AM.
Training consists of a mixture of home sessions, home sessions with visiting teams from other clubs, away sessions at other clubs and festivals/tournaments throughout the year – the number of fixtures/tournaments depends on your child’s age.
Prices for membership, which covers the whole season, for U5 to U12 is £110 per parent/adult member which is compulsory and £60 for the first child and £45 for any siblings. Children joining as members of the Cubs (U5 and U6) pay £45.00 for the first child and £35.00 for siblings. Players joining after the Christmas break will pay 50% of the detailed fees and any later in the season they will be agreed by time played.
We have an excellent structure at Esher from 4 year olds up to veterans rugby, and with excellent facilities coupled with a First XV playing at the most senior level of any club in Surrey we are sure you will find a home here with us at Esher.
Please feel free to come down for a no obligation 2 week trial to see if you and your children want to stay – I am sure you will! Please check the website for fixtures to ensure we are playing at home on the day you choose to come down.
Please head for the clubhouse on arrival, ask for me, and I will get you and your child(ren) all settled in - please ensure your child is wearing suitable clothing for the weather with studded boots recommended as footwear and a gum shield/mouth guard if you are joining at U9 or above.
Once you have had your two week trial and if you decide to join we do insist on your child wearing full Esher kit and we have a club shop on site which can supply and sell full club kit, and some accessories if needed.
We also try to encourage all parents of players to ‘get involved’ in the club and whether that is volunteering your time in coaching the new generation of Jonny Wilkinson’s, providing sponsorship or just helping out on the odd occasion when needed we will leave that up to you!
For any parents with children younger than reception year, Esher Rugby Club also exclusively hosts ‘Rugger Rascals’ - an ideal opportunity for those children 18 months old to 3 years that want to play rugby - this is run in conjunction with, but as a separate business from, the club - so if you are interested please contact Russell Way on email@example.com or call 07472 404540.
If you have any more questions please feel free to get in touch with me on 07774 772027.
We look forward to receiving you at Esher Rugby Club.