Getting kids off the sofa and onto the rugby pitch brings a wide variety of physical, mental and social skills which will bode well for them as they reach adulthood and beyond.
And obviously, we would say that. But in order to prove our point, we’ve compiled no less than 15 reasons why kids need to grow up playing rugby union.
1. Improve physical health
Forgive us for starting with the obvious, but rugby brings physical health benefits to anyone who takes to the field – and children are no different.
2. Develop social skills
Developing social skills is another huge part of parenting, and one that again needs to be developed at a young age if the benefits are to be reaped in the future.
3. They need to lose
Because it is character building, because it’s good practice for life, because he will get over it and he needs to know that.
4. They need to win
Because it’s bonding, because it feels good, because he needs to know that there are rewards for effort.
5. Equal Opportunities
Unlike just about any other team sport, rugby is about all players having the same opportunity to run with the ball, pass the ball, and play defense.