Primary Rugby League
Primary Rugby League is a modified version of the game played by Children between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age
Primary Rugby League for most children is their first experience of Rugby League and is a step towards a lifelong involvement with the sport and physical activity.
Therefore it is vitally important we instil the correct ethos of fun, enjoyment and development. Primary Rugby League is a modified version of the game played by Children between the ages of 6 to 11 years of age, and is commonly known as Grass Roots.
Children’s motivations for taking part in sport are very different from adults.
Adults have a responsibility to cater for children’s motivations to make the experiences FUN and ENJOYABLE. An important part of Primary Rugby League is that ALL the players play all the time and there are no substitutes.
Primary Rugby League is modified to increase children’s motivations and involvement in key areas of rugby league like passing, catching, evading, tackling and scoring trys. Smaller sided games increase skill opportunities considerably and this is beneficial to the development of children.
Cubs Rugby to introduce Pre-School and Reception classes to FUNdamentals. Cubs are not permitted to play matches against other teams.
- Mini Primary Rugby League to be played by children in School Year 1 (at the start of the season) and up to under 9s. This incorporates school years 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Mod Primary Rugby League to be played by children under 10 (School year 5).
- Primary Rugby League transition game introduced at under 11s (School year 6).