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kids enjoying their rugby
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Do you coach your kids to enjoy their rugby?

Our Ambassador, Adam Preocanin, has played top level rugby across the world. His latest blog gives us some valuable insight into his coaching experience. You don’t often get to hear tips from a professional rugby players coaching point of view so we hope you enjoy this. Many thanks for your thoughts Adam!

As well as playing professional rugby, I have also held various coaching roles over the past few years —  from schoolboy rugby in Australia and England, to men’s rugby at London 1 level.

Without simply re-packaging a RFU coaching resource, I will try to discuss an area I feel is important to bear in mind when coaching kids. Hopefully it will bridge the gap between professional rugby and the Sunday morning bedrock of the game.

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The BeRugby big interview with Phil Vickery.

Phil Vickery the World Cup winning prop and Wooden Spoon ambassador talks to BeRugby magazine. He played 73 times for England and represented Gloucester and Wasps at club level. It’s fair to say he knows his rugby.

BeRugby Magazine – Thanks for talking to us today Phil. The Six Nations tournament is here. What makes it such a special tournament?

Phil Vickery – It has to be the heritage of the event and its history. There is a great camaraderie despite the differences between the countries and their histories. It is so competitive and passionate. I am proud to be English/British but I played the game and walked off the pitch with friendships. The tournament is full of tears and laughter!

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Exciting news for 2017 and onwards!

We have loads of great things planned for our magazine and website this year. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far.

Our Six Nations special in February will have our regulars features plus loads more. It will also contain an interview with the one and only “Raging Bull” Phil Vickery. Phil is a former England Captain and also a Rugby World Cup winner. So it is safe to say he knows his onions (not a farmer reference we promise Phil!).

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Rugby, kids and Autism. An amazing story

We know a lot about rugby but have to admit we don’t know so much about autism. So reading this is a real eye opener and shows how rugby is a family for everyone. Thanks for sharing your story Lisa.

How Rugby works with Autism

It took 4 very long years for Ellis to get his formal diagnosis of Autism.  We just struggled on as parents do, trying to do what we thought, and still think, is the best. In this his dad, Graham, and I have discovered that being a parent to an autistic child is one of the loneliest and isolating jobs we as have ever done, but also the most rewarding, especially when your son is involved with rugby!

To look at our 9 year old autistic son, you wouldn’t think he had a neurological disorder, because he is what I would call an average 9 year old boy. He loves his Lego, playing on his tablet, playing out with his friends, and then he has his passion of rugby. 

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Top England Players Surprise Redingensian Rams Minis

Top England Players Surprise Redingensian Rams Minis

When Rams Youth Chairman, Bill Gornall-King, signed the Old Mutual Kids First pledge last March little did he know it would result in a surprise visit from three top England players.

Courtney Lawes, fresh from the huge win against Fiji the previous day, Jonny May and Tom Wood secretly arrived at the club on Sunday 20th November whilst all the children were training.

The England Players were invited by sponsors Old Mutual Wealth to promote Kids First Rugby, a pioneering approach to rugby for 6-13 year olds where children will learn rugby skills and build confidence in a fun environment.  The focus is on the children and giving them equal opportunity and encouragement on the pitch.

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Serge Betsen rugby
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We are now an official media partner of Serge Betsen Rugby Tournament!”

We are pleased to announce BeRugby as official media partners of the brilliant Serge Betsen Rugby tournament on the 10th December 2016 in Londons Hyde Park!

Serge Betsen Rugby (SBRugby) is a rugby coaching programme dedicated to children and teenagers aged 2 to 22, provided by the France national rugby union player and his team of qualified coaches.

In partnership with many French schools based in Greater London, they offer in-school activities, after-school activities, tournaments, holiday camps and birthday parties.

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Professional Hockey Throws Support Behind Cudmore’s Rugby Safety Network

Professional Hockey Throws Support Behind Cudmore’s Rugby Safety Network

By now most rugby supporters are aware of the recent interviews that Jamie Cudmore has given regarding the concussions he received in May 2015 during the European Cup final versus the Saracens. Jamie went down with knocks not once but twice in that final. He wasn’t aware at the time that it was potentially life threatening. As a player he just wanted to do his part to ensure the cup win.
Post-season, he dealt with the symptoms of Post Concussion Syndrome, fighting to get past it so he could continue to play the game he loves.

With the recent press pitting Cudmore v Clermont, whereby they claim that Jamie exaggerates that they did not do all they could to make sure that the lock  would be taken care of, the Cudmores – both Jamie and wife Jennifer – have endured their share of criticism.

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