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A new season is upon us, so why should your child play rugby with Dolphin RFC Minis?

September has arrived & we are all busy getting back in routine, the first full week of school has been completed & all the other activities have returned to fill our weekly calendar. It's important for our kids to be active & enjoy the benefits of physical activities

Here are our reasons why your child should play rugby:

  • Improve Physical Health - this is an obvious benefit but a kid of any age that plays rugby will have benefits to their physical health

  • Make lifelong friends - no explanation needed, the proof is all around us.

  • Everybody is equal - rugby is different to other sports as all players are involved in every facet of the game & will have the opportunity to run,pass & tackle.

  • Winning & Losing - kids need to know how to win & lose. gracefully. This is good practice for life

  • Develop Social Skills - a skill that is so important in life & one that cannot be found in front of a TV or Computer

  • Build Self-Esteem & Confidence - regular attendance at rugby will help boost your child's self-esteem. This occurs as the child sets small goals on the field like completing a pass & feels good about achieving that small goal.

  • Learning Valuable Life Lessons - All sports have lessons that can be taken from the field and applied to real life. But rugby has lessons that can’t be found in any other game – we’re not talking about the standard generics of “teamwork” and “playing hard.” We’re talking about the preparation for life that can only be found on the rugby pitch.

  • Academic Success - It’s hard to believe that what your child does on the pitch can impact what they do in the classroom, but it does. Children who were involved with at least one sport were more likely to get better grades suggests a study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine.

  • Safety -It’s a collision sport. But safety is a huge part of the sport and culture of rugby.

  • Being Part of something - it's an incredible feeling to belong & feel part of a team, club , an organisation.

  • Respect - Before respect for authority completely vanishes in the world, the last place it will be found is on the rugby field. When the referee makes a decision we disagree with, kids still call him “sir” and don’t talk back.

  • Stress Reduction - Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.

  • Who Knows What Can Happen in the Future


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