Sunday, 8 August 2010

Welcome to new youth players

Message from Youth Chair, Matt Shorrock

No sooner has the door closed on one season, then another opens straight away. Work is well under way for the 2010/11 season, with new players and coaches joining us and other players and coaches leaving us, exciting times are ahead.

New players (from 7 to 19) will always receive a warm welcome from the Youth Section at Millwall Lions Rugby. Just come along for a couple of free sessions to see if you enjoy training & playing. Wear any basic kit of shorts, socks and shirt (enough layers to keep warm and dry); you will also need a drink (water or squash). You can wear football boots to start off or trainers if it's dry! Once you get into the sport then you can buy the correct kit from the club house or online shop. We also welcome the support from the players' families, which is an integral part in the development of any good Youth Section.

The main objectives for our junior club include ensuring the players learn and develop new skills both on and off the field of play, build self-confidence, establish strong robust team principles and most importantly enjoy training and playing the game. The club operates within the RFU/Sport England Welfare of Young People in Rugby Union. This covers the safety of all young people under the age of 18. All coaches, managers, volunteers and administrators within the Youth Section are CRB cleared.

The success of the youth section is built on the hard work and dedication of our players, volunteer coaches and managers. As always, we constantly need volunteers to help run teams and maintain the club plus sponsors to help fund the teams. If you can help please speak to a coach or committee member.

The youth sides at Millwall Lions train every Wednesday evening and train/play on Sunday mornings from September to April and enjoy a full and comprehensive fixture list.

For more information on joining our friendly but ambitious club please contact Matt Shorrock on