Mini-youth rugby at Seapoint

A quick guide to what it’s about, and what you need.

Who can play

We welcome players of all abilities and experience. Here’s some info on how you can give it a go.

For matches, kit needed consists of a Seapoint jersey, club socks and black shorts (see, along with boots (no blades) and a gum shield (see below).

For training, boots and gumshield are essential, after that, just ensure the kids are warm with easy-peel layers – tracksuit bottoms/tops, training tops, thermal base layers if cold etc.

To reduce risk of injury, avoid hoodies and zips, given the kids are tackling. Birthdays and Christmas are good opportunities to top-up on other gear like gloves, beanie caps, boot bags, water bottles etc.

Gumshields are easily available from all good sports shops and also in the Clubhouse. It is also important that they are fitted properly – a video guide is available at Also check regularly for jagged edges as kids have been known to chew these 🙂

Like any Club, we can only exist with the active involvement of parents, off the pitch as well as on it. Don’t worry if you haven’t played rugby before or have not been involved in Seapoint. This is Minis Rugby – not the Six Nations! Many hands make light work and the bigger the pool, the less we need to exploit a handful of volunteers so if you’re willing to get involved and help with crowd control, post-match festivities, team admin and social events, please get in touch so we can get you Garda vetted, up and running.

More reading

Our safeguarding policies are available here, along with guides for parents, players and other supporters.

In conclusion
Our objective is to build a community around this group of players that lasts long after this season while making sure your kids enjoy playing rugby and are proud to be a member of Seapoint.