YOUTH INFORMATION

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INTRODUCTION

CPRFC is very proud of its youth section.  Since 2005, the youth section has grown in strength and we are always looking out for new players to join the squads.  Whether you have some experience from playing rugby at school, whether you have played club rugby before, or whether you are a novice looking to try rugby for the first time, we want to hear from you!
Our first class facilities boast floodlit pitches / training areas, a fully equipped gym and an unrivalled social scene with a large function hall with catering facilities and a bar.  Our grounds are dedicated to rugby and we do not share our facilities with other sports like a lot of clubs in our area.
The club is run and managed by people who are passionate about rugby and who have all been involved with the club for many years.  The Committee has a vast amount of experience and skills, not only in playing rugby and training & coaching, but also in running businesses and clubs, which all benefits the youth section no end.  At the heart of the club is its responsibility to Safeguarding and it has in place all of the policies, processes and procedures that you would expect of an RFU accredited club.  All policies are of course available on request.
We run squads from u12 up to u16 as well as Colts at ages 17 to 18, training and developing players’ skills and knowledge to move up to the senior teams where we field four teams.  Our youth coaches are all qualified and experienced, ensuring that players receive a structured programme in all things rugby related.  Whilst hard work and discipline are at the core of achievement in rugby, we always ensure that there is some fun along the way!
Charlton Park RFC prides itself on being able to provide local young people in the community with excellent rugby facilities.  Charlton Park is not government funded and is totally self-financed.  The success of the club means we are able to offer membership at rates lower than many of our neighbouring clubs and we are proud of our history of providing sporting facilities for young people in the community through the club youth section as well as our schools’ programmes working in partnership with teachers promoting rugby and developing their pupils with coaching sessions as an extension to their own PE curriculum.
If you are thinking about playing club rugby, simply come along to any of the training sessions to see what it’s all about or see the contact page on the web site and contact us for more information.

TRAINING & MATCHES
Training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 (for a 6pm start) to 7:15pm with games being played on Sunday mornings usually 9:30 (for a 10am start) to around 12pm when we have fixtures in the diary.  Players need to ensure that they arrive in plenty of time and with the right kit (see below).  The season more or less follows the school academic year starting on the first Sunday after schools go back in September and running through until last May the following year.

REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP
Registration and membership fees are £50 per season, payable at the start of the season (pro-rated for players joining the club part way through a season).  However, as a reputable club in the community, we do not seek to prevent people from playing rugby because of affordability and we can arrange stage payments should there be a requirement to do so.

Included in the membership and registration fee is the cost of player registration with the RFU, insurance, the provision of training sessions by qualified coaches and access to the club facilities.  Additionally, and unlike other clubs, the fee also includes a CPRFC training top for each player and the provision of a playing top for games which is collected back at the end and laundered ready for the next game.  This saves the players money in what they are required to purchase at their cost.

KIT
Players are required to purchase a club tie, CPRFC branded shorts, red socks and a gum shield themselves, all of which are available from the club shop.  Players are also responsible for providing their own boots (with appropriate studs).  Please note that for safety reasons, a gum shield must be fitted and worn at all times when playing contact rugby and you will not be allowed to train or play without one – this is obviously for your own safety.

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