Who can take part?
The main aim of Millfield rugby is to develop individual players in an enjoyable and challenging environment. At least three teams compete in each age group so physically smaller players can develop without being overpowered by those who have had an early growth spurt. Players are monitored carefully, regardless of the team they play in.
Confidence is particularly important, and this is fostered by playing a ’15 man game’ at levels where everybody is able to contribute. Millfield does not view the result as the most important issue; it is much better to develop players over time and then positive results will follow.
At 1st team level, alongside three sessions of skill training, the players are encouraged to attend three weights sessions and two fitness sessions every week. All other players train at least twice weekly and all players receive nutritional guidance.
Each team usually plays one match a week, and many enter several annual competitions, including Sevens Tournaments. Millfield also runs an extensive tour programme.
Our aim is to have a rugby culture that emphasises the importance of individual skills and abilities within a team environment that is competitive and open to change and new ideas. This should serve all players and coaches, to allow them to develop to their potential.
We deliver a clear pathway that allows each pupil to develop in terms of mental, physical and technical abilities. With a firm foundation, an understanding of the importance of lifestyle, emotional development and tactical knowledge can occur. The experiences provided by the school for players will include: Competitive and challenging school fixtures including some tournaments, house rugby and touch rugby competitions, national and international tours, regular, well planned and relevant coaching sessions, talks and advice on nutrition and conditioning, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through captaincy or as a house rugby rep or club secretary. We understand that only a few players will progress to an elite level so the skills developed by volunteering to coach and referee peers will benefit the individual and the game of rugby as a whole.
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Rugby Holiday Courses
Millfield Rugby Courses are open to children of all abilities and will focus on playing rugby in small sided games. A variety of sports will be used to help participants understand the fundamentals of space, teamwork and most importantly enjoyment. Find out more here.
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