Kids rugby growing in Yorkshire with Aireborough RUFC

Yeadon-based rugby club Aireborough RUFC are reaching out to the local community in a bid to encourage more children to participate in their micro’s rugby fitness sessions.

A recent influx of new members across the Mini and Junior teams has highlighted the need to encourage more players to get involved from a younger age.

Since their founding in 1970, Aireborough RUFC- home to a mix of 12 senior and junior teams, have been continuously developing the opportunities they offer for those who wish to play rugby.Rugby

Their current focus is to highlight the benefits of starting rugby from a young age by teaching parents and children about the transferable life skills learnt during training and games.

Micro’s coach Kieren Hanogue commented “Our main aim is to overcome the stigma of rugby being a ‘rough sport’ and relay the benefits of participating in our sessions.

Not only does being part of a team help the children to flourish, but the core values of rugby Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Teamwork and Respect are all skills which are transferable to life outside of the sport.”

Coaching co-coordinator Kris Brook added “The way we see it, the junior members of the club are our future, one day they will form our senior team. We feel if we can educate more people about the benefits of playing, then we are half way to keeping the spirit of rugby alive for years to come.”

The micro’s sessions currently taking place on a Sunday morning from 10.30am at Nunroyd Park Yeadon, are always open for new children aged between 4 and 6 to come along and spectate or try it out.

If you would like more information regarding the Micros, or have any other questions relating to the club please contact a committee member by emailing

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