It all started in 2011….
During a coaching session at a local rugby club, coach Mark Wilcox had noticed a number of younger children playing with rugby balls on the side of the pitch. The children were happily throwing rugby balls back and forth, some even kicking them. But what really stood out was the smile on these children’s faces and the fun they were having.
Over the following weeks, Mark got speaking to their parents and found that there was nothing rugby related available for the children locally all being under 5 years old.
In June 2011, wanting to sieze the opportunity, Mark opened his first ever class on a Sunday morning to children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old.
Since then, Mini-Rugger’s has grown from strength to strength, having trained over 500 local children, coached at local schools, clubs and community events. Mini-Rugger’s has enjoyed an ever growing reputation due to the high number of our former trainees going onto play for local clubs and schools.