The Under 8 age group is for children in Year 3 at school.
We play "Mini Tag Rugby" and follow the RFU's age grade continuum; designed to help players learn and develop as they move through each age group.
The emphasis throughout the Under 8 season is on fun, teamwork and good sportsmanship; whilst also building player confidence and laying the groundwork for future growth.
We enjoy regular Home and Away fixtures with other local clubs - meeting other players and training together before playing friendly matches. We also attend a number of festivals and tournaments at different points in the season; giving players their first opportunity to compete in earnest.
Training is held on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00.
New players are always welcome; no previous experience required. If you are interested please email one of the contacts below, or just turn up on a Sunday morning.
On Sunday the 26th of April Andover Under 7s travelled to sunny Petersfield to play in the Hampshire Country Tournament.
The 12 players were split into two squads of 6 with 4 players taking to the field at a time, and two games taking place simultaneously.
While some coaches took scores, Andover weren't concerned as long as the rugby was good and the players were having fun; and they certainly were. It could have been the excitement of a big day out, the great weather or the hot dogs, but Andover played some the best rugby we have seen from these young players. John Brazier and Liam Olding showed some amazing running lines for such young players and I wish James Kitching could teach his side step to everyone at the club. Sam Connors is looking forward to a move to a slightly bigger pitch as he only would have needed an extra few inches to have got his try; likewise Archie Graham who had many tries disallowed as he couldn't resist diving for the line.
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