Ironsides
Minis Rugby

The Minis section of Ironsides Rugby is a leading Minis club in Surrey Rugby and has a good turnout at every year group, we welcome youths of 12 and under start having fun with the ball from the age of 4.

Come along and we hope you will enjoy Ironsides Rugby, the way we all do!

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Ironsides Under 11's
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Welcome to Ironsides U11's. We are a non-selective community club, with one of the largest mini sections in the country. Whether you've been playing for a couple of years or are looking to start rugby, Ironsides is the ideal choice. For the season commencing September 2017 the U11's is for all those born between 1 September 2006 and 31st August 2007.

We train every Sunday with kick off at 10:00 until12:00 on Wandsworth Common (nearby the Tennis Club and the Skylark cafe). Registration takes place at the beginning of the season and for newcomers throughout the season. Rugby boots and a mouth guard are mandatory. Please ensure you've arrived and are ready to warm up by 09:45. We have a busy season of Festivals ahead for all levels. Please see the "More Info" tab for contact details.
U11s Manager
Chrystelle Barral
T: 07585 005795
E: u11.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U11s Coach
Troy Warfield
T: 07419 820886
E: u11.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

Common Ground
Wandsworth Common
SW18 3RT

Date11111 Time Squads What's happening Type Location

​Season is now over. see you back in September. 

May 13th: Minis Fun Day from 12.15pm.

 


 

Ironsides Under 10's
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  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED REFEREES AND FIRST AIDERS
  • COLD AND WET WEATHER IRONSIDES KOOGA KIT ON SALE AT CLUB POST TRAINING
  • MOUTHGUARD AND BOOTS MANDATORY FOR ALL SESSIONS
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Welcome to Ironsides U10s. A non-selective community club, Ironsides has one of the largest mini sections in the country.

The U10 section caters for those in Year 5 at school. This is the second year of contact with boys and girls having fun on a Sunday morning with training starting at 10am prompt and running until midday. Training takes place at grounds. Please note that gumshields are mandatory to be able to participate in training sessions this year.

Festivals are organised by the club throughout the season both home and away where Ironsides teams will play against other clubs. 

Essential cold weather kit and branded Ironsides kit is on sale weekly at the club. Layering up with base layers and the cold/wet weather overlay kit is also recommended as are the hats through the cold winter months. For festivals hosted away from Ironsides the full Ironsides kit of shirt, shorts  and socks together with suitable boots is required.

 

Please watch out for availablity emails for training and for festivals and respond ASAP to help your coaches ensure that all players attend appropriate festivals and that everybody gets an opportunity to do so.

Ironsides is a volunteer run club so all parents are asked and expected to do their bit within an age group in which they have a child playing.
U10s Manager
Nicole Lyon
T: 07504 295732
E: u10.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U10s Coach
Stephen Alder
T: 07973 782999
E: u10.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

U10s Coach
Danny O'Keefe
T: 07790900807
E:

King Georges Park
Burr Road

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Our home pitch is at King George's Park, nearby the Nuffield Gym - off Burr Road.

Sunday 15th April:

Home training - for all
 
Mouth Guard and Rugby boots mandatory. Remember to sign in with Nicole each Sunday.

Mini's Tour link mini tour info
Tour 2018 video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYy_faW13NA
Tour coach interviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUJo7JqzS80
 

Ironsides Under 9's
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Welcome to Ironsides U9s.  

A non-selective community club, Ironsides has one of the largest mini sections in the country.

The U9s is for girls and boys born between 1st of September 2008 and 31st of August 2009 (generally school Year 4).   Boys and girls new to rugby as well as those who have played at the club previously are welcomed along to have some fun on a Sunday morning with training starting at 10am prompt and running until midday. Training takes place at King George's Park (Acuba Road gate) . The U9s is the first year where contact rugby is introduced, a fast flowing game equally suitable to both boys and girls.

Festivals are organised by the club throughout the season both home and away where Ironsides teams will play against other clubs. 
 

We welcome new joiners throughout the season.

If you want to come and give it a try, then just come down to training on a Sunday at 10am. Register at the sign-in desk, then for £5 the children can do a trial session before deciding whether they would like to join up for the rest of the season (which runs from September to May).

Essential cold weather kit and branded Ironsides kit is on sale weekly at the club. Layering up with base layers and the cold/wet weather overlay kit is also recommended, as are hats through the cold winter months.

Under 9s Sponsors

U9s Manager
Barbara Koupparis - Watson
T: 07961 168240
E: u9.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U9s Manager
Barbara Koupparis - Watson
T: 07961 168240
E: u9.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U9s Coach
David Watson
T: 07733 440017
E: u9.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

King Georges Park
Acuba Road

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Overview of upcoming dates

22nd April 2018 'Almost' Summer BBQ
29th April 2018 London Irish Festival (2 x Teams)
4th - 7th May 2018 Mini's Rugby Tour - Minehead
13th May 2018 Mini's Fun Day at the Clubhouse
   
   


 

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Ironsides Under 8s
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Welcome to Ironsides U8s.  

A non-selective community club, Ironsides has one of the largest mini sections in the country.

The U8s is for girls and boys born between 1st of September 2009 and 31st of August 2010 (generally school Year 3).   Boys and girls new to tag rugby as well as those who have played at the club previously are welcomed along to have some fun on a Sunday morning with training starting at 10am prompt and running until midday. Training takes place at Burntwood School. Tag rugby is a non-contact fast flowing game equally suitable to both boys and girls.

Festivals are organised by the club throughout the season both home and away where Ironsides teams will play against other clubs. 

 

We welcome new joiners throughout the season.

If you want to come and give it a try, then just come down to training on a Sunday at 9.45am. Register at the sign-in desk, then for £5 the children can do a trial session before deciding whether they would like to join up for the rest of the season (which runs from September to May).

Essential cold weather kit and branded Ironsides kit is on sale weekly at the club. Layering up with base layers and the cold/wet weather overlay kit is also recommended, as are hats through the cold winter months.

 

Under 8s Sponsors

U8s Manager
Sarah Molloy
T: 07919 550104
E:

U8s Manager
Joseph Molloy
T: 07717 512234
E: u8.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U8s Coach
Duncan Swinhoe
T: 07887 733069
E: u8.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

U8s Coach
Richard Hudson
T: 07785 710292
E: u8.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

LOCATION
Burntwood School
Burntwood Lane
SW17 0AQ
Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane
SW17 6AQ

Date Time Squads What's happening Type Location

29th April 2018 

Festival: London Irish - 2 teams (time tbc)

No home training until next season!



Don't forget, end of season Fun Day is on Sunday 13th May - more details to follow soon!
 

Ironsides Under 7's
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Welcome to Ironsides U7s.
The Season starts on 10/08/17 at the Clubhouse, Openview, off Burntwood Lane.

A non-selective community club, Ironsides has one of the largest mini sections in the country.
Playing rugby with Ironsides is great fun! Come along. 

The U7s is for girls and boys in school Year 2.  Children new to tag rugby as well as those who have played at the club previously are welcomed along to have some fun on a Sunday morning.   Training takes place at the clubhouse grounds, starting at 10:00 running until midday.  Tag rugby is a non-contact fast flowing game equally suitable to both boys and girls.

Essential cold weather kit and branded Ironsides kit is on sale weekly at the club. Layering up with base layers and the cold/wet weather overlay kit is also recommended, as are hats through the cold winter months.

Please watch out for team page under alerts and this week on this page for last minute changes such as cancellations as they can sometimes be as late as Sunday morning and we will use the website in preferance to emailing hundreds of parents!

Under 7s Sponsors

U7s Manager
Anna Jordan
T: 07919 054372
E: u7.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U7s Manager
Julian Morse
T: 07899 993252
E: u7.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

U7s Coach
James Mackay
T: 07949776404
E:

U7s Manager
Antony Rowe
T: 07920 570127
E: u7.manager@ironsidesrugby.com

Team Sponsors

Nightingale Community Academy - the entrance is from Beechcroft Road, London, SW17 7DF (just off Burtwood Lane just up from the IRONSIDES clubhouse).’
 

Date Time Squads What's happening Type Location
Sun, 10/9/2017 10.00 All Registration & Training Training
Sun, 17/9/2017 10.00 All Training Training
Sun, 24/9/2017 TBC Other WLL Festival Festival TBC
Sun, 1/10/2017 TBC Other WIMBLEDON Festival Festival TBC
Sun, 1/10/2017 Warlingham Warm-Up Festival TBC
Sun, 8/10/2017 Camberley Training TBC
Sun, 15/10/2017 TBC Esher Festival TBC
Sun, 15/10/2017 TBC Sutton&Epsom Festival TBC
, 26/11/2017 TBC WLL Festival Festival TBC
, 14/1/2018 WLL Festival - [L.Welsh L.Irish Ealing RossPark Teddington] Festival TBC
Sun, 4/2/2018 Guildford TRI Festival
, 18/2/2018 WLL Festival - [L.Welsh L.Irish Ealing RossPark Teddington] Festival
, 4/3/2018 WIMBLEDON Festival Festival
, 18/3/2018 Guildford TRI Festival
Sun, 13/5/2018 12:30 MINIS FAMILY FUN DAY Event- Non Match THE CLUB

 


 
 

Ironsides Under 6's
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Welcome to the Battersea Ironsides U6s. The new season will start on 10/09/17 at 10:00 at the clubhouse off Burntwood Lane. We hope to be unveiling a few new club features to make signing up to BIRFC much simpler. We hope to have an online registrations process for existing members and a shoe "token" system to help with weekly registration. Once the children have signed up for the season they will be given a green shoe token labelled "Ironsides RFC 2017/2018".This will replace the tick sheet sign in for U6 which we used last year.

The U6s is for girls and boys in Reception and Year 1, along with a few of the older Nursery children.

Training runs from 10:00 to 12:00 every Sunday at the clubhouse off Burntwood Lane. 

Each week children have an enormous amount of fun playing a variety of games that teach them about moving around the field and the basics of ball handing. Once fully warmed up we usually then spend the second half of the session playing games of tag rugby in small groups. 

Our main aim at this stage is to ensure the children enjoy themselves, but thanks to our incredible coaching team they also learn the basics of rugby very quickly - it doesn't take long for them to work out which try line they are supposed to be running for!


 

We welcome new joiners throughout the season and currently have no waiting list.

If you want to give it a try, then just come down to the clubhouse on a Sunday at 10:00. Register at the sign-in desk, then for £5 the children can do a trial session before deciding whether they would like to join up for the rest of the season (which runs from September to May). ​Parents should be aware that for the coming season we will be operating a STRICT 2 WEEK TRIAL PROCESS AND SO WE WILL ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO TAKE TWO TRIALS AT £5, AFTER WHICH IF YOU WISH TO KEEP COMING, YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN UP AS FULL MEMBERS. THE COST OF MEMBERSHIP FOR THE COMING SEASON IS £130 FOR THE FIRST CHILD, £85 FOR A SIBLING.
 Do get in contact with the Managers or Coaches if you have any questions - see the contacts section for details.

Under 6s Sponsors

U6s Manager
Simon de Nardi
T: 07816 443573
E:

Micros/U6s Head Coach
Nigel Taylor-Walker
T: 07904 606932
E: u6.coach@ironsidesrugby.com

U6s Manager
Simon de Nardi
T: 07816 443573
E:

Clubhouse Grounds
Openview
SW17 0AW

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Sunday 22nd April 2018

Training will take place this week at the Clubhouse from 10am.  Please ensure that your child's shoes are clean.  They must not wear blades.

After training, all are welcome at the Club for.....

ALAN'S (IT'S ALMOST) SUMMER BBQ!

ALL WELCOME FOR AN ALMOST SUMMER BBQ!
GREAT FOOD & DRINK AT THE CLUB IN THE SUN!
A FREE DRINK FOR MINIS
TESTING THE BRAND NEW BBQ KIT

2,3!

Simon & Nigel

 

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