Some answers to some frequently asked questions

If you have other questions then please do feel free to email us with them and we will be happy to help!

There are a few things you’ll need to get the most out of Half Backs. Please make sure you bring the following:

  • Trainers, wellies or rugby/ football boots (depending on the weather)
  • Water bottle
  • Jumper, rain jacket
  • Sun cream and a hat (depending on the weather)

Absolutely yes. We encourage girls to play rugby as it is a great team game and helps develop confidence and physical/ social development.

We do one free trial session per child. Click here to book the day you wish to attend and come join us. Email us if you have any issues booking online at

There is no physical contact (i.e. tackling) in Halfbacks classes. It is a play session based on key motor skills such as passing, kicking, catching, running agility, awareness of space and balance.

All our coaches have been through detailed in-house training and are either qualified RFU certified coaches, teachers, students or parents with all a DBS!

Half Backs does do parties; please refer to our parties section on our website.

Our sessions last between 50 and 60 minutes with a 5-minute break in the middle.

Half Backs operates an online payment section in the Book Now section.

We don’t move the child up without your permission and it really does depend on a number of factors. Such as whether we think they’re ready for the jump! Do they want to! But we do encourage children to move up when we think they’re ready to ensure they’re being challenged and progressing (But no pressure if they/ you don’t).

The youngest we will take is usually 24 months. Some children develop early so if you think your child is ready then bring them down, maybe for a trial first and see how it goes. The oldest children we take are 6years old as our Tigers group starts at 3 we find any older than this isn’t a challenging enough environment. We can recommend some great minis rugby clubs in the area if your child is too old though!

Parent participation is encouraged for both age groups. If some of our parents are really interested in helping out in the sessions, then ask the head coach at your site how.

Yes. There is a café or clubhouse with toilets within 100 metres of our Sessions.

Sessions will be cancelled based on the weather conditions.