2016-06-18_12.46.14About Halfbacks

We believe that the best way to play sport and be physically active is with a smile on our faces having fun. The only way children are going to continue playing, create healthy habits for life and develop their skills is if they enjoy the games.

Working in teams and as an individual allows your child to develop their personal skills. We create an environment that enables both fun and learning through a structured rugby based play program designed by qualified coaches and teachers.

We respect everyone involved in the Half Backs session, children, parents and carers and the other coaches. We nurture a safe and welcoming environment for all.

The fundamental movements taught at Half Backs will help develop your child both physically and mentally.


Half Backs provide a fun, active and engaging environment for children aged two to six to develop fundamental movement and social skills through rugby union themed games.


We aim to be the physical activity of choice, for children aged two to six, by providing professionally run, safe and educational early years development through rugby union in an outdoors setting and to be an active part of the local community both on and off line.

Why choose Halfbacks to teach your children?

– We only recruit specialist experienced coaches, teachers and parents, who create a safe and fun environment.

– Were a unique concept in coaching as we train both boys and girls together from as young as 18 months.

–  Halfbacks is passionate about engaging parents and children to learn new skills and have fun together.

– We care about every child we train and see everyone as individuals. We work endlessly to improve our coaching styles to provide you with the best possible standards.

-We believe that being active outside helps develop healthier happier children.


Why choose Halfbacks to train your pupils?

Quite simply, because we understand the importance and responsibilities of working with children, and more importantly were very good at it. Our coaches are all accredited by the Rugby Football Union and are also experienced players and coaches. Were looking to expand our network of schools, so before making a decision, we invite schools to take up the offer of a free taster session, delivered during curriculum time. We believe that by experiencing our innovative teaching and coaching methods, your staff and pupils will see the benefits of Half Backs and will understand why were so many parents number one. Our courses are designed to capture children’s imagination by introducing fresh ideas and games that develop their self-confidence and improve their co-ordination.

We teach children as young as two years old, all the way up to 16. Rugby has come along way since professionalism and or coaching methods are designed with that in mind.

We can work with your school in a number of ways including after school clubs! Before school specific rugby training! Provide lunchtime classes! And also hold half term and holiday camps.

Email us at info@halfbacks.co.uk for more information.


We love parties!

Halfbacks birthday parties take the effort out of organizing party entertainment for Mum and Dad and make the perfect birthday experience for pre-school children. The one-hour party sessions include fun and varied, energetic rugby related activities and games suitable for both boys and girls, helping them work off all that party food! We provide the coaches, trophies, equipment, certificates, insurance and enthusiasm – you simply provide the children!

Quote from a couple of happy parents about a recent Halfbacks party:

“Excellent, the trainers were enthusiastic and had lots of fresh and fun ideas. My daughter really enjoyed herself and so did all her friends. I would definitely recommend this.”

“James and his team were marvellous. It was good to have a party that was fun and original. I loved the attention to detail such as certificates and goodie bags.”

“James loves rugby but most of his school mates play only football, so he wanted to have a rugby party to show them how much fun rugby can be.
It worked ! Many of them said it was the best birthday party they had ever been to !
The coaches were friendly, efficient and patient but most of all fun. The children responded brilliantly to all the challenges and really started to get to grips with the art of rugby and the coaches were very good at letting the children try out new things and get competitive. It didn’t matter that we had different ages or that some of the children had never picked up a rugby ball before.
For me, it was the easiest party we’ve ever had because the Halfbacks team did all the work….even supplying the cake.
A hugely successful event and lots of very tired, but happy children afterwards!”

Please email info@halfbacks.co.uk for more information