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20 August, 2021

Rugbytots program launched in Cairns

UP here in the north, we love our rugby league and union, and it makes sense to have a rugby-based program that allows kids as young as three to participate in a safe fun physical activity.

By Peter McCullagh

Up here in the north, we love our rugby league and union, and it makes sense to have a rugby-based program that allows kids as young as three to participate in a safe fun physical activity.

Structured sporting activities will help develop a child’s confidence as well physical skills and best of all, they enjoy learning without even realising it. ‘Make it more fun’, is the mantra of this new program, and judging by the looks on the kid’s faces, it’s succeeding.

Rugbytots is a new program taking Australia and the world by storm. Kids can learn the basic skills required for both rugby league and union, along with learning the virtues of working together as a team, building their confidence as well as developing critical social skills.

Rugbytots is now in Cairns and coming to a centre near you. Andrew and Tanya Bell, Rugbytots franchisees for North Queensland could see a great opportunity for Cairns when they first saw the Rugbytots program in action.

“These kids were having fun, they were learning the essential skills required: running, passing catching and kicking in a great fun format.

“Kids learn better when it’s skill-based learning,” he said.

Along with the physical skills, Rugbytots helps kids develop their socialisation skills.

“Learning to take their turn, working in small groups, along with following activity sequences, as well as respect for the ‘whistle’, accepting authority, these are key life skills that will set every kids up for success.”

Kids participate in small groups, approximately 16 members in the class with two coaches supervising. The younger classes for 2 to 5-year-olds are designed to have dads and mums join in to spend quality bonding time with their children.

Coming from a rugby heritage in Wales as well as Cairns, Andrew Bell wants the kids to experience the fun associated with his sport.

“This is a non-contact skill-based program that will lay the foundation for any sport. The kids will quickly discover that sport is not about winning, its about fun and building friendships.

From humble beginnings in the UK in 2006, Rugbytots has grown into a world-wide phenomenon, across seven continents and 20 countries, over 80,000 kids are having fun every week with Rugbytots.

To find out more about the classes in Cairns, you can find them on Facebook @RugytotsCairnsFNQ or the Rugbytots website.


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