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Worthing RFC Minis
U5s (2023-24)


Welcome to the U5s team at Worthing RFC!  The U5s is for children in the Reception year at school (ages 4-5).

Whether your child has never played rugby before or has been in a toddler rugby play program such as Rugbytots since they were 2 years old, we welcome you to come along and give it a try.  We play outside nearly every Sunday morning from September to Apr and all you have to do is turn up!  Your first four sessions are free, so you can ensure your child enjoys rugby with us before becoming a member of the club.

Our structured ‘training’ sessions primarily focus on the children having fun!  For this age group, there are no matches, just friendly sessions each week where we introduce the game of rugby and relevant skills through a series of fun games such as stuck in the mud, tiger tails, eggs in the nest and of course the childrens’ favourite bulldog.  We teach skills of catching, passing, kicking and running with the ball all whilst being active enjoying the fresh air.  We also incorporate England Rugby’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

All your child needs to join in is weather appropriate clothes (waterproofs in the rain and multiple layers, hats and gloves in the cold and wind) and a bottle of water.  Once they are attending regularly and we approach winter, a pair of rugby or football boots may be desired as well to provide more grip on the pitch.


RoleName (click for email)
U5s ManagerJeroen & Jane Van Hoof
U5s Head CoachJamie Burn
U5s CoachDavid Harris
U5s CoachMackenzie Ford
U5s CoachJess Ricca
  • We use a WhatsApp group for general communications and a Spond group to manage training sessions, events, attendance and polls.
  • When you first join a training session, please find the team manager who will give you a consent form to fill in and they will then add you to the WhatsApp and Spond groups.


  • Season 2023-2024 runs Sun 3rd Sep 2023 – Sun 5th May 2024 inclusive
  • U5s train every Sunday morning 09:00 – 10:00 unless otherwise notified
  • The U5s train on the top half of Pitch 3 A:
    Worthing Pitch Plan
  • Club-wide training information is available here


Last Updated: 20th August 2023
N.B: Only events involving the U5s are displayed below; events not involving the U5s are not displayed; see the Minis page for the entire Minis schedule
Sun03 Sep 2023Registration Day – First Training of the SeasonWorthing
Sun10 Sep 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun17 Sep 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun24 Sep 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun01 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun08 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun15 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun22 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun29 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
British Summer Time ends!British Summer Time ends!
Sun05 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun12 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun19 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun26 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun03 Dec 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun10 Dec 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun17 Dec 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun24 Dec 2023No Training – Merry Christmas!No Training – Merry Christmas!
Sun31 Dec 2023No Training – Happy New Year!No Training – Happy New Year!
Sun07 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun14 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun21 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun28 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun04 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun11 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun18 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun25 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun03 Mar 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun10 Mar 2024TrainingWorthing
Happy Mother’s Day!Happy Mother’s Day!
Sun17 Mar 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun24 Mar 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun31 Mar 2024No Training – Happy Easter!No Training – Happy Easter!
British Summer Time begins!British Summer Time begins!
Sun07 Apr 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun14 Apr 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun21 Apr 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun28 Apr 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun05 May 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun12 May 2024 (TBC)Minis Award EveningWorthing