T and the Rugby Nippers


As parents of  toddlers we are always on the look out for activities that would burn off all that energy only a young child would have, although at three, T and her best-friend F are not considered toddlers anymore.

At the moment, T goes to play school three times a week and only stays till after lunch-time.  We are taking little steps here, we let her make the decision.  Last week, it was her idea to stay till after-lunch and so she did.  The decision to stay till three, will also come from her.  On Thursdays though T and her best-friend F “plays” rugby with other kids with the help of coach Dave of the Nippers Rugby.


Do you notice anything different in this photo?  T is the only little girl!


Dave is very good with what he does and the kids really enjoy the rugby sessions with him.  They are taught basic sports skills, simple rugby exercises and social etiquette.


And they also learn the meaning of “team work”.


Future female rugby player?

The session runs about 45 minutes.  There is a break-time enough for the kids to have a drink and a little rest.  A niece of mine asked me, why rugby?  It actually doesn’t really matter what kind of sport, we just wanted an activity that would allow our daughter to run around like a loony and burn all that excess energy.  It’s great though of course that she’s learning a sport and experiencing what it is like to be in a “team” no matter how small the group is.  This works perfectly well and as I’ve mentioned Dave is great with the kids.  And also where we live, it’s a bit difficult to find activities that are age-appropriate for them, other than the usual sit-around-sing-dance-storytime kind of thing, which she does at play school anyway.  She has mentioned that she wants to dance ballet, I’ve yet to find somewhere close to us.  For the meantime, she’s enjoying her rugby sessions so much with coach Dave.

So if you have a little one of your own and live somewhere in North Cornwall or even Devon, do check if Dave is doing any Nippers Rugby session in your area, you won’t regret it!  For more info, please click here.


    • Oh I definitely recommend it! He will love it too I’m sure =) Too bad you guys live too far away, I’d recommend Dave, he is absolutely lovely with the kids.

  1. What a great and unusual activity. When my kids were a similar age they went to a gymnastics (ie not fitness) gym where they ran, jumped, climbed and rolled for 30 mins with the barest adult direction, followed by 30 mins of more structured activity. Six years on, my daughter still does gymnastics as the club (the boys have moved on, though).

    • My daughter loves it! I’m sure she’d love gymnastics too. Now if only we had something like that in our area, or at least near the place where we live. Thanks for dropping by!

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