Girls rugby comes to Berkswell and Balsall Common

Berkswell and Balsall Rugby FC are launching girls tag rugby for ages 8-17 with support from the RFU- the sport’s governing body. Head coach and father of three daughters Jim Minogue explains more:

In recent years, Rugby’s popularity has increased amongst girls and women, and England won the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup and on the back of this the RFU aims to boost the numbers playing to 100,000. Berkswell will train girls from local schools, play league games and host several festivals. The recent strategic £47K grant from the RFU to install new pitch drainage has given the club some of the best facilities in the area.”

The Mini & Junior section of BBRFC start their season this Sunday 10am at their ground on Honiley Road. Registration runs all month and boys and girls aged 5-16 are invited to come along to the club on Sunday throughout September to give it a try. Visit their website, facebook or twitter to find out more.
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Victory for Balsall Common Children at Twickenham Rugby Final

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Balsall Common Primary School rugby team are celebrating their 7-1 win at the Aviva Schools Tag Rugby Final which took place on Saturday on the hallowed turf of Twickenham in front of a 81,193 strong crowd.

 

Boys and girls aged 7 and 8 from the top performing school have worked hard throughout the season with the support of Berkswell and Balsall RFC. 

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Balsall Common Primary School children to play Aviva Premiership Tag Rugby final at Twickenham on 31st May

Children of 8 and 9 years from Balsall Common Primary School yesterday won the Aviva Tag Rugby Regional final at Worcester Warriors Sixways stadium. They secure a place in the Aviva Premiership Tag Final at Twickenham on the 31st May which takes place at half time during the Premiership Final in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

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Balsall Common Primary School recently received an outstanding OFSTED inspection in all areas, which places it in the top 4% of schools in England.

 

Several of the children are also members of Berskwell and Balsall Rugby Club, who are currently running a comprehensive programme to forge links with local schools. In April the school team won a festival at the Honiley Lane based club, competing against several local schools.

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This Saturday (3rd May) the club celebrates the school’s achievement at their junior presentation day, bringing to an end a successful season at the club which now sports a junior membership upwards of 200. This family day starts at 1.30pm and includes BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo, Gladiator Dual, Dad & Lads match and Medal Presentations. Entrance is free and parents and children interested in joining the club in September are welcome.

 

They are also taking a party down to Twickenham to cheer the children on.

 

BBRFC offer mini and junior rugby to children aged 5 and upwards every Sunday from September-April. For more information on the junior section visit the club website http://www.bbrfc.com and follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/BBRFCMJ 

 

 

Article by Neil Cooke

Tickets for `Help for Heroes’ Luncheon Event at BBRFC

Help for Heroes is a charity formed to help those (and their families) with life-changing injuries from Britain’s military wars.BBRFC

Berkswell and Balsall RFC are holding a “Help for Heroes” luncheon event on the 18th January starting at 12:00 noon at the club on Honiley Road, followed by a home game against Hereford which kicks off at 2:15. Continue reading “Tickets for `Help for Heroes’ Luncheon Event at BBRFC”

Free Family Open Day at Berkswell and Balsall Rugby Club Sunday 15th Sept from 10am

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Berkswell and Balsall Rugby FC are holding their annual junior rugby fun & open day on Sunday 15th September from 10am. There is free entry for all with free activities including bungee run and bouncy castle from 11am , following training from 10am (which children are welcome to join). Food (barbeque) is served from 12.

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