Rugby, football, tennis and cricket classes for babies, toddlers and young children in Halifax and Calderdale.
***Although many classes are starting to get back to normal, some have changed days and venues to fit in with new regulations regarding COVID-19, and some have not yet reopened. We strive to keep details up-to-date, but PLEASE CHECK with organisers before setting off to a class/playgroup.***
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Our motto is simple; “make it more fun”. We do this by delivering our specifically designed programme for each age group with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. This creates an atmosphere in the class that is totally unique and engaging for parents and children alike.
What to expect from our classes…
“Be prepared to run across the jungle, wade through the quick sand or sprint through Rugbytots Valley avoiding all the smoking boulders. Get ready to protect your egg, launch a missile or attack the pirates and seize the ship, all this of course, whilst trying to avoid the evil side lines!”
Owen Farrell England Rugby Union Captain:
“Rugbytots’ fun and exciting classes really engage the children and provide a fantastic introduction into the game of rugby. I would recommend getting involved.”
Age 2 – 3.5: Our toddler classes require full parent participation. This offers a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to spend quality time together. The activities for toddlers teach your child about shapes, colours, numbers and counting.
Age 3.5 – 5: These classes begin to introduce children to Rugby and the specific skills involved, providing a positive environment for children to discover a new world of sporting imagination.
Age 5 – 7: These classes gently introduce the basic rules of Rugby. Our activities for 5-7-year olds focus on fun, encouragement, building self-esteem and confidence.
Rishworth School, Ripponden, Halifax, HX6 4QA (Kath, 0345 313 0065)
9-9.30am (2-3.5 years)
9.35-10.20am (3.5 – 5 years)
10.25-11.10am (5 – 7 years)
The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA (Kath, 0345 313 0065)
9-9.30am – (2-3.5 years)
9.40-10.25am – (3.5 – 5 years)
Todmorden Sports Centre, Ewood Lane, Todmorden, OL14 7DF (Kath, 0345 313 0065
8.40-9.10am (2-3.5 years)
9.15-10am (3.5 – 5 years)
Kath, 0345 313 0065.
Kids fancy giving rugby a try?
With the World Cup currently on our screens, are the kids getting interested in giving rugby a go?
The Old Brodleians in Hipperholme has a great reputation for being a welcoming and family-friendly rugby club and they are currently recruiting boys and girls of all ages from three years up.
Their tots classes are aimed at 3, 4 and 5 year olds and take place at 9.30am every Sunday (for more details visit www.fb.com/BrodsTots). After that there’s a junior team at every school year from the Under 6s through to the Under 19s.
Don’t think for one minute that rugby is just for boys as it’s one of the fastest growing female sports in the country at the moment!
Boys and girls play in the same teams until they are 12 years old. The dedicated girls section then starts with the ‘Old Brods’ Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 18s teams.
Coaching runs from Easter to October half term. Sessions include Red, where your child will learn all the basic strokes, Orange/Green where they adapt to using a higher bouncing, smaller ball over a bigger court, and Juniors, where they play on a full-size court with full tennis balls.
A free taster session is offered before you sign up.
Elland Tennis Club, Hullen Edge Road, Elland. Contact Andy on 07876 718968 or Natalie on 07751 817326.
Little Strikers encourages all aspects of mental and physical development through football, for children aged 1-6.
Thursdays, 1pm-1.45pm, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am and 10.30am-11.135am, Play Palace, Halifax; Saturdays, 10am-10.45am and 11am-11.45am at Brighouse Central Methodist Church.
Little Strikers, Thursdays and Saturdays. Classes in Halifax and Brighouse. Contact 07896 202334.
Coaching programmes to cater for children aged two and upwards. Classes include Teenie Tennis (pre-school parent and toddler class for children aged 2-4), Red 2 (aged 4-7), Red 1 (aged 6-9) and more.
A free taster session is offered before signing up.
Rugger Ratz is a fun, energetic introduction to rugby, designed to give your child a head start with the sport skills that are essential for many different sporting activities.
Age 2-3: Saturdays, 10.15am-10.45am. Sundays, 10am-10.30.
Age 3-5: Saturdays, 9.30am-10.15am, 10.45am-11.30am. Sundays, 10.30am-11.15am.
Age 5-6: Saturdays, 9.15am-10am. Sundays, 9am-9.45am.
Age 6+: Saturdays, 10am-10.45am.
Rugger Ratz, Inspire Centre, Calderdale College, Saturdays and Sundays. Contact 07875 233495.
A football play programme run by FC Halifax Town for children aged six months to four years.
Shaytots is a unique and fun-based concept using football as a medium to develop physical, social and mental skills.
For more information or a free taster session, contact Steve Nichol: 07572 154 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Striker Tots provides a structured programme of football coaching sessions for toddlers and young children in Calderdale. Head coach is ex-professional footballer Richard Graham, and classes teach and develop basic football skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and heading, as well as social skills like teamwork, sharing and communication.
Sessions on Thursdays at 1pm and 1.45pm at St John the Devine Church Hall in Rastrick, and Saturdays at 9.30am and 10.15am at St Andrews Methodist Church, Halifax.
Striker Tots. Contact 0113 8800 840.