Parent Information

Committee

  • Nick Fingleton - Chairman
  • David MacNicholas - Treasurer
  • Paula O’Connor - Administrator
  • Leeanne Moyles - Child Welfare Officer
  • Rory Quirke - Head Coach
  • Ronan Tarrant – Head Coach
  • Steve Glynn- Coach

Age Groups, Head Coaches & Eligibility

AGE GROUP

DOB

HEAD COACH

U6

2017

Brian O'Riordan

U7

2016

Brian O'Riordan

U8

2015

TBC/Ronan Tarrant

U9

2014

Alan Wallace

U10

2013

Rory Quirke

U11

2012

David Hanlon

U12

2011

Nick Fingleton

U13

2010

TBC/Colm Bryson

Girls

2017-2011

Leanne Moyles/Niamh Lynch



Belvo Minis Ethos

OBRFC Mini Rugby strive to maintain an ethos that is welcoming, inclusive and committed to the development of rugby for kids of all standards, in a safe, fun environment.

  • ALL kids have fun on every visit to the Club
  • Put in place a structure that will nurture the development of talent in a manner that recognizes that kids develop at different speeds
  • Develop an environment that will enable kids understand the importance of respecting referees, opponents & coaches
  • We hope to build an allegiance and loyalty to OBRFC & sense of “belonging” among kids, parents & coaches

Coaches: Qualifications & Child Protection

  • All Coaches are parents of players and are fully Garda vetted
  • All have completed/completing IRFU official training programmes
  • All teams have coach to player ratio’s of average 1:8 for u12’s
  • Qualified first aiders at every training session
  • Introduction of IRFU safe rugby courses for all coaches –includes guidance re concussion
  • All coaches complete the IRB online concussion training 
  • Parents must remain on-site during weekly sessions 
  • Fully Covid 19 compliant with contact tracing

Covid 19 & Concussion

We follow the IRFU guidelines on both Covid 19 and concussion. More information is available on the IRFU website.

IRFU Registration

  • Compulsory registration for all players
  • Failure to comply with registration will lead to exclusion from match teams

Communications: Teamer

  • Weekly communication regarding training and matches is sent via Teamer 
  • Club will register each player/guardians (ideally home/personal email address as emails to work can be blocked by spam filters)
  • It is important to respond to teamer message to allow coaches to plan training and matches
  • Responses using teamer app are free
  • TRAINING TIMES MAY VARY PLEASE CHECK TEAMER

Fundraising

  • All coaches are volunteers
  • Main fundraising events :
    • Minis Lunch (March)
    • Jersey Sponsorship
  • All funds are re-invested in the mini rugby club i.e. 
    • Pitch rental, equipment, coaches training
    • Away matches
    • Xmas party/ BBQ
    • Proposal to develop all weather pitch (cost dependent)

Club Tours

  • AIL Away Games – u9 travel to one of the away games
    - Half time games at home matches
  • U12 Annual Tour (Subsidised by club and separate fund raising committee )
    - Marks the end of many of the Boys/Girls Belvo careers
    - One parent travels with each child

Parental Involvement

  • Key to the success of the club
  • Call for help in the following areas
    - First Aiders – training provided free of charge
    - Mangers for each age level to aid head coach
    - People to organise a rota for after match refreshments at each age level
    - Volunteers to help at the Xmas party

IRFU Code Of Conduct For Players

  • Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
  • Respect the "Game of Rugby" and play within the laws of the Game.
  • Accept the referee's decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
  • Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
  • Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
  • Be a "good sport". Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
  • Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not "bully" or take advantage of any player.
  • Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  • At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
  • Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
  • Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility - lose with dignity.
  • As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
  • As a team sport it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
  • Remember you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

IRFU Code Of Conduct For Parents

  • Remember, young people play rugby for their enjoyment, not only yours.
  • Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
  • Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
  • Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
  • Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
  • Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
  • Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of rugby. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby.
  • As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
  • Do not publicly question the referees' judgement and never their honesty.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
  • Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of the Game of Rugby and uphold these values.
  • Remember you and your child's contribution to the Game of Rugby is very important to the IRFU and be proud of your contribution. 
  • Understand the value of team sport and the importance there of.
  • Respect IRFU guidelines regarding Covid 19 and spectators at matches.

Summary

  • The aim of the club is for children to have fun and enjoy their rugby  in a safe environment
  • Always looking for volunteers (first aid and after match refreshment)
  • Recommendations for improvements are always welcome

Thank you for your continuing support !