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Quilter Kids First

Passionate about future generations

As well as supporting the senior England rugby teams, we are also honoured to be title partner of Quilter Kids First. Aimed at U7-U13 girls’ and boys’, Kids First upskills coaches and teachers, helps create a great rugby environment, and keeps kids in the game for longer. We chose to invest in the ‘Kids First’ programme because we’re passionate about playing our part in making a difference to the prosperity of future generations.

The programme provides a setting in which children learn to play the game at their own pace, developing their skills and having plenty of fun as they do so. It aims to support coaches and teachers the length and breadth of the country, whether they are at a club or at school.

Any club or school can sign up. Ask your Club Chairman or Head Teacher to take the Quilter ‘Kids First Pledge’ by registering their details. Find out more by visiting England Rugby’s website.

We run two key initiatives

Quilter Kids First Champions:

This programme rewards those clubs and schools who are leading the way and have shown exceptional quality in delivering Quilter Kids First. “Champions” clubs and schools are recognised monthly and are rewarded with a training session delivered by our Quilter Kids First ambassadors.

Find out more about Kids First Champions and watch our latest Champion videos from the 2018/19 season here.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series:

A video series of useful Kids First coaching tips from England Head Coach, Eddie Jones, and the England players.

For coaching videos, visit our dedicated Kids First Skills Series video library on England Rugby’s website.

England's Red Roses train with February's Quilter Kids First Champions

Henley Hawks RFC won February's Quilter Kids First Champions award and ex-England Rugby stars Ugo Monye and Nolli (Danielle) Waterman were joined by some of today's England stars to present the award.

England Red Roses Leanne Riley, Rachael Burford and Abby Dow (picutred), who are currently in action in the Six Nations Championship, got stuck in with the kids, taking part in the club's training session - check out the video.

Henley Hawks won for creating a great rugby environment. They have a five year plan to increase the number of kids in younger age groups and to keep players, in particular girls, in the game for longer. To achieve this, they use innovative ideas and tools, such as ‘super power cards’ to make training more enjoyable – something Rachael (on the far right of the picture) found really important: "The reason I stayed in the game for so long was the enjoyment factor. Using the little magic cards with the little super powers and stuff, you can see all the smiles on the boys' and girls' faces."

Keep up to date with the latest Quilter rugby news on our Twitter channel @Quilter_Rugby