My name is Michael Pike, EsherRFC U11 Manager.
EsherRFC are proud of our thriving minis section for boys and girls that from the ages 4 to 12 year olds (reception to Year 7). All children are taught by RFU qualified coaches with 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. Next season training/registration starts on Sunday 3rd September 2017, children can join and register at any point during the open season. The club will never turn away rugby players of the future!
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.
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.
Head for the clubhouse on arrival, ask for me, and I will get you and your child(ren) settled in. 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. We have a club shop on site which stocks full club kit, and accessories, if needed.
We try to encourage all parents of players to ‘get involved’ in the club whether volunteering for coaching the new generation of Jonny Wilkinson’s, providing sponsorship or helping out around the clubs many activities.
If you have any more questions please feel free to get in touch with me on 07774 772027. We look forward to welcoming you to Esher Rugby Club.