Junior Rugby

All players must be registered with the WRU and a member of Colwyn Bay RFC before playing in fixtures this season. 

Junior Membership – is £65 per player and family membership is £100, which covers 2 adults and all children in full time education up to the age of 18 (2nd year Youth) per household. Family membership also acquires the benefits of being Full membership.

Junior membership benefits include:

  • WRU Players Insurance
  • Meal after each game at home
  • Use of Club playing shirts
  • Christmas disco (minis) & end of season function (presentation day)

Full membership includes the above and the following:

  • Discounted Club hire (private functions)
  • 10% discount at the bar for members over 18 (i.e. parents with family membership)
  • Voting rights at Club AGM
  • One adult member per family can apply for Autumn Internationals/Six Nations tickets for Wales' home fixtures.

Who Can Play Rugby?

Boys and girls from the age of 6 can play in rugby fixtures for Colwyn Bay RFC and are grouped according to age. Age on the first of September, in whole years, plus one decide a child’s group. This Year we are running teams in U7's Tag, U8's Tag, U9's, U10's, U11's, U12's, U13's, U14's, U15's, U16 and Youth. We are also the local hub for girls rugby for the above age groups. In addition, we have an U6's team (Shrimps) who take part in fun training sessions. We believe that creating a strong sense of team and club spirit is very important. These kids are the future of CBRFC.

Mini/Junior/Youth Rugby Pathway

The WRU Pathway is a well thought out programme that starts children playing tag rugby. This is a fun, non-contact version of rugby that helps children develop running and catching skills and beginning to understand the importance of working together as a team. Gradually, as children grow and develop, more skills, contact and other aspects of the game are introduced so that by the age of 12, children are playing a version of rugby that is much closer to the adult game. A copy of the WRU Pathway is available here.

What kit do they need?

At the start of the season, jerseys, shorts, socks and boots should be fine. In the colder weather children are still proud to wear their Club jerseys, but make sure they have sufficient clothing underneath or a training top and track suit bottoms. Players should always wear appropriate footwear. Please make sure rugby boots' studs are aluminium, and the approved WRU kite-marked type. The Club recommends that players in all age groups wear mouthguards. Mouthguards tailor-made by your dentist are ideal and Opro dentists are in attendance on Registration/Membership Day (please pre-book online prior with Opro in August - venue, Colwyn Bay RFC). However, sports shops sell DIY versions that you soften by heating in boiling water and then mould around the teeth. Children playing full contact rugby should also be encouraged to consider protective headgear and lightweight chest and shoulder protection.

A limited supply of socks, shorts, gum shields, studs are available at the Clubhouse - please ask a member of staff. Other items of Club clothing and products are available to purchase and can be pre-ordered at the Club. 

When and Where Do We Play Rugby?

The season runs from September through the winter, to May. There is a minis repositioning trial which our Club has signed up to. For minis, winter training will continue in the Barn but fixtures will stop in December and January. They will restart in February and the season will extend through the summer (June/July). Rugby fixtures take place on Sunday mornings and training is 1-2 sessions mid-week throughout the season. We usually meet at the Clubhouse at Brookfield Drive but during winter months minis use the Barn, Eirias. We have coaching sessions, play fixtures against other local Clubs, take part in rugby festivals and older age groups undertake an annual tour. If there are no fixtures planned on Sundays, Sunday morning coaching sessions usually take place at the Club.

For home fixtures, we meet at the Clubhouse at approx. 10am. For away games, we need to travel, your team's manager will provide further information. Please try to help with transport if you can. The team tours tends to take place towards the end of the season and lasts 2-3 days.


Colwyn Bay RFC Junior Section has a thriving supporter base and we encourage parental support as Coaches are not usually able to provide individual care in the case of upset or injury. Sunday training and home matches provide an opportunity to enjoy a coffee and bacon bap with the papers in the Clubhouse. If neither parent can remain, arrangements should be made for a responsible adult to keep an eye on them, and the child told who is looking after them.