Thank you to Karen, one of our brilliant Rugby Tots coaches, for suggesting starting off with a balloon, rather than a rugby ball. The balloon falls more slowly, making it easier to practise doing a punt kick.


  • Balloon


Ioan showed Finn how to take a step back with your kicking leg, then drop the balloon on to your foot.

They then had a go together.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.