Canterbury Minis – Under 8s

U8 Manager

Graham Eric

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Graham Eric

Graham Eric

U8 Manager

Graham is a Mini’s coach and player for Canterbury RFC. Graham stays active, playing for the social rugby teams at Canterbury. Prior to joining Canterbury RFC in 2012, Graham was a player and Mini’s coach at Ashford RFC where he honed his coaching skills, whilst his stepson played for a Mini’s team. When Graham’s eldest son chose to play for Canterbury, Graham moved clubs and managed our current U12’s until 2016. In 2016 he took the lead for the current Canterbury U8’s.

Graham volunteers for Kent Rugby and England Rugby to help develop grass root rugby. Graham currently volunteers for the High Level coaching and mentoring team. In June 2018, Graham was recognised for his contribution to rugby, by winning Kent Rugby Mini’s Volunteer of the Year.

Qualifications: Coaching Childrens Rugby; CPD Scrum Factory; Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union; GMS Training Workshop; Rugby Ready; Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Rugby Union; UKCC Level 1: Introducing Children to Rugby Union

07712 482282
graham.eric@canterburyrugby.co.uk

Mini and Youth the week ahead

Saturday 23rd March Canterbury U14 v Wymondham U14 HOME 12pm Sunday 24th March Whitstable Minis v Canterbury Minis AWAY 10am Aylesford U12 v Canterbury U12 AWAY 10am Canterbury U13 v Gillingham U13 HOME 10am Canterbury U14 v Ashford U14 HOME 10am Canterbury U15 v...

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

U8 Coach

Simon took up Rugby at the age of 9 playing through school age groups up to U18. There was a ‘brief hiatus’ during his university days, with only the occasional invitational appearance, then a re-emergence in his mid-late 20s playing for Chew Valley 2’s in the North Somerset league. After hanging up his boots over a decade ago coaching has given him the opportunity to get back into the game he enjoyed so much. This is his second year of coaching the Canterbury Mini’s and he is looking forward to supporting the U8s this season.

Qualifications: England Rugby Coaching Award (Level 2); Rugby Ready; St John’s Ambulance First Aid at Work

Phil Decker

Phil Decker

U8 Coach

Joe Hodges

Joe Hodges

U8 Coach

Qualifications: CPD Kids First Tag Rugby; England Rugby Coaching Award (Level 2); Play it Safe; Rugby Ready

Daniel Weigh

Daniel Weigh

U8 Coach

Daniel started at Canterbury aged 5 and reached the quarter finals of national cup with Canterbury colts. He has also played for Christchurch u21’s in New Zealand, Wasps development side, at London Welsh for 3 years, development, 2nd team and 1st team squad and played internationally for Switzerland in the qualifying stages of 3 world cups and International 7’s. He played a total of 70 games for Canterbury 1st team before injury forced his retirement.

Qualifications: Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union

Social Lead

Social Lead

Social Lead

Jemma Cullen

Jemma Cullen

U8 Coach

Qualifications: National Foundation Referee Certificate – Part 1; Youth Level 1; Youth Level 2

Jake Beesley

Jake Beesley

U8 Coach

Qualifications: Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union

Training and matches

Sundays between 10:00am and 12:00 noon unless otherwise notified.

U8 Matches

DateHome AwayMatch Venue
Ashford RFC
Deal RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
The Marine Travel Ground
Sittingbourne RFC
Deal RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Maidstone RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Folkestone RFC
Thanet Wanderers RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Whitstable RFC

Under 8 News

Saracens Rugby Camp

The Saracens Rugby Camp Programme is aimed at U7 – U14 boys and girls playing age-grades and provides organised, educational, inclusive and structured activities, utilising experienced, qualified and award winning coaches from the Saracens Rugby...

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Under 14 players join Saracens and Harlequins Academies

Congratulations go to eleven out of the 21 players in the club’s Under 14 squad who have been accepted into Premiership club Academies. Ten of them will be going to Saracens and one, Harrison MacKinnon, joins Harlequins and the Under 16 Scottish Development Squad. The...

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Volunteer Awards

Recognition for Volunteers, do you have an unsung hero? The Kent RFU Volunteer awards are in their 5th year. There are 9 categories and a chance to say thank you to those volunteers that go the extra mile to give a great rugby experience. Do you know of an unsung...

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