Whether you are a grown adult wanting to try something new or you have a child who would like to give it a try (no pun intended!), there is something for everyone:
Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7DB
The club has six senior teams (1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, Chester Devas, Senior Colts and 02 Touch - Chester Cheetahs), five junior teams (Junior Colts under 17’s, under 16’s, under 15’s, under 14’s and under 13’s), seven mini teams (under 12’s, under 11’s, under 10’s, under 9’s, under 8’s, under 7’s and under 6’s.)
Young people in Blacon have the chance to experience the sport of rugby league for free with Chester Gladiators.
Active Cheshire has awarded the club funding through its Active Anywhere investment, which supports the charity’s mission to get 50,000 more people, more active, more often by 2017.
Starting this week, Chester Gladiators will be running free coaching sessions over the winter months for under-16s on Friday evenings between 6.30-7.30pm at Blacon High School.
Qualified coaches will lead a series of fun sessions, which are designed to give youngsters a fun introduction to rugby league and the core skills of the sport.
Club development officer for Chester Gladiators Paul Foster said: “We’re very excited to launch our Street Gladiators project in Blacon and extremely grateful for Active Cheshire’s support.
“Young people in Blacon have limited opportunities to play rugby and these sessions remove those barriers, as well as the barrier of cost for parents.
“As well as being fast and exciting, rugby league also promotes important values such as respect, and can build confidence and self-esteem.
“These are turn up and play sessions and if youngsters enjoy them and wish to pursue the sport in a club environment, we’ll welcome them into our growing junior section.”
Active Cheshire’s CEO, Anne Boyd, said: “We’re delighted to support projects such as Street Gladiators, which offers the opportunity for young people not currently engaged in sport and physical activity to try out rugby in a fun and safe environment.
“Our hope is that some of the young people involved will continue to play the sport beyond these initial taster sessions”.
Chester Gladiators was founded in 2008 and now has two senior teams and three junior teams along with Cubs and Tots sections.
Next season the club plans to expand with the launch of new U7s and U11s teams.
Whitby Sports and Social Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF
Call the club secretary Sarah on 07760 780528
All abilities are welcome and no experience is necessary. The club has coaches who will take newcomers to one side and work with them.
Girls younger than year 6 play and train in the same team as the boys.
The club has three senior men’s teams (1st XV, 2nd XV and 3rd XV), five junior teams (under 16’s, under 15’s, under 14’s, under 13’s and under 12’s) and five mini teams (under 11’s, under 10’s, under 9’s, under 8’s and under 7’s.)
The club also has three ladies teams (ladies touch rugby, under 15’s girls and under 13’s girls.)
On Sunday, September 27 at 10.30am-12.00pm, the club are hosting a free open morning for six-16 year olds of any ability who fancy giving rugby a try.
You can just turn up to the club dressed in a sports kit ready to join in!
Christleton Sports Centre, Plough Lane, Christleton, Cheshire, CH3 7AD
The club has two men’s teams (1st XV and 2nd XV Goosers). The first team are in Raging Bull 2 South and the Goosers play regular friendlies.
All standards are welcome to join
Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0DL
Ellesmere College is inviting local junior clubs to join their festival of rugby on Sunday, October 25.
Under 13 and uner 14 boys teams are invited to register for the competition, which will be hosted at the school throughout the day.
Club coaches and parents are free to attend the event and there will be opportunities for players to get involved in training sessions from professional coaches. Food and drink will be available for those looking to enjoy the whole day’s festival.
Rugby coach Alex Murphy said: “2015 promises to be rugby’s biggest year, and many people can get involved and celebrate the game through the Festival of Rugby. We would like as many teams as possible to be involved in this year’s competition.”
Teams can contact Alex: 07704 459302 or email@example.com
The White Horse is offering free tag rugby coaching for kids aged five to eight years.
The children will be schooled and trained by a top coach from Chester RUFC in the exclusive Racecourse Parade Ring.
Tag rugby is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it, or shorts with velcro patches. Attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by "tagging" – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier, rather than a full contact tackle. Tag rugby is used in development and training by both rugby league and rugby union.
Places can be booked for kids training sessions when making a table reservation with The White Horse for lunch on Saturday, October 3, meaning you can dine and stroll outside to the Parade Ring next door to see your future champ in action.
Coaching session are at 11am-12pm. To book your place call The White Horse on 01244 304650.