Friday, May 6, 2016
We don't allow any tackle games at lunchtime unless there's an adult refereeing, they have a mouthguard and a change of clothes.
But a compromise is a game of "held". In the game of held they basically just "hold" the player - they don't tackle them around the legs and they don't try and get the player to the ground. Rules vary with each group, they like to kick and there's no ruck or 'play the ball' when someone's held. They just offload it to someone else in their team. As you can tell in the photo, the boys were very happy to play this.