Youth Rugby

Colts Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr. Richard Barnes

Mobile +44 7760 262303

zimborich@gmail.com

Additional coaches

Mr Chris Taylor cmtaylor1@hotmail.co.uk

Mr Charlie Oldham  charlesoldham359@gmail.com

Training on Thursday evening at the club from 18.30 – 20.00.

Matches will be played on Sundays usually with a kick-off around 14.00.

Law Variations applicable to Colts:

  1. Ball and Pitch Sizes:
    Ball size: U15, U16, U17 and U18 – ball size 5
    Pitch Size: as set out in World Rugby Law 1
  2. Substitutions and Replacements:
    Rolling substitutions are permitted and substituted players can be re-used at any time. Substitutions can only take place when the ball is dead and always with the referee’s knowledge.There is no limit on the number of replacements that a team may have, even if competing teams have unequal number, unless otherwise specified by separate regulations specific to a competition.
  3. Squeezeball:
    No player shall use the technique known or referred to as “Squeezeball” and no person involved in the teaching or coaching of rugby may teach or coach to encourage the use the “Squeezeball” technique.
    Note: “Squeezeball” is a technique where the ball carrier goes to ground, head forward (touching or close to the ground), irrespective of immediate contact with opponents, usually keeping parallel to the touchline, holding and protecting the ball close to the chest and, when on the ground, pushing the ball back between the legs.
  4. Sin Bin:
    If a player is temporarily suspended in an Age Grade match, the duration of time in the Sin Bin shall be as set out below:
    • U16 – 7 minutes

In addition all colts matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 9 for U15-U18 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_9 U15-U18

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U16 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

 

 

 

 

Currently the club is not fielding an U16 team.

Law Variations applicable to U16:

  1. Ball and Pitch Sizes:
    Ball size: U15, U16, U17 and U18 – ball size 5
    Pitch Size: as set out in World Rugby Law 1
  2. Substitutions and Replacements:
    Rolling substitutions are permitted and substituted players can be re-used at any time. Substitutions can only take place when the ball is dead and always with the referee’s knowledge.There is no limit on the number of replacements that a team may have, even if competing teams have unequal number, unless otherwise specified by separate regulations specific to a competition.
  3. Squeezeball:
    No player shall use the technique known or referred to as “Squeezeball” and no person involved in the teaching or coaching of rugby may teach or coach to encourage the use the “Squeezeball” technique.
    Note: “Squeezeball” is a technique where the ball carrier goes to ground, head forward (touching or close to the ground), irrespective of immediate contact with opponents, usually keeping parallel to the touchline, holding and protecting the ball close to the chest and, when on the ground, pushing the ball back between the legs.
  4. Sin Bin:
    If a player is temporarily suspended in an Age Grade match, the duration of time in the Sin Bin shall be as set out below:
    • U16 – 7 minutes

In addition all U16 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 9 for U15-U18 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_9 U15-U18

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U15 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Mike Fraser

Mobile +44 7527 943240

mkfraser10@gmail.com

Additional coaches

Mr Chris Strudwick  cstrud@live.co.uk

Mr Sean Johnson  seandpj@gmail.com

Mr Damian Beveridge  damian.beveridge@ymail.com

Training on Wednesday evenings at the club from 18.45 and Sundays from 11.00 when no fixtures.

Law Variations applicable to U15:

  1. Ball and Pitch Sizes:
    Ball size: U15, U16, U17 and U18 – ball size 5
    Pitch Size: as set out in World Rugby Law 1
  2. Substitutions and Replacements:
    Rolling substitutions are permitted and substituted players can be re-used at any time. Substitutions can only take place when the ball is dead and always with the referee’s knowledge.There is no limit on the number of replacements that a team may have, even if competing teams have unequal number, unless otherwise specified by separate regulations specific to a competition.
  3. Squeezeball:
    No player shall use the technique known or referred to as “Squeezeball” and no person involved in the teaching or coaching of rugby may teach or coach to encourage the use the “Squeezeball” technique.
    Note: “Squeezeball” is a technique where the ball carrier goes to ground, head forward (touching or close to the ground), irrespective of immediate contact with opponents, usually keeping parallel to the touchline, holding and protecting the ball close to the chest and, when on the ground, pushing the ball back between the legs.
  4. Sin Bin:
    If a player is temporarily suspended in an Age Grade match, the duration of time in the Sin Bin shall be as set out below:
    • U15 – 6 minutes
  5. The Scrum:
    a) There is no ‘turnover’ law. If scrums are reset for wheeling beyond 45 degrees the throw-in is to the side in possession at the time it is wheeled beyond 45 degrees.
    b) The scrum-half not throwing the ball into the scrum must not move beyond the middle line of the scrum until the ball has emerged from the scrum or an opponent has lifted the ball from the ground. In the event of a strike against the head, the scrum-half who has thrown the ball into the scrum is similarly restricted in not following the ball.
    Sanction: Penalty Kick.
  6. Law 19 Line-Out:
    (a) The lineout will be uncontested.
    (b) Lifting and supporting is permitted at this age group, i.e. a player may bind to a jumper until he has returned to the ground.

In addition all U15 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 9 for U15-U18 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_9 U15-U18

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U14 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Brian Bartlett

Mobile +44 7787 969254

bartlettbrian020@gmail.com

Training on Wednesday evenings at the club from 18.45 and Sundays from 11.00 when no fixtures.

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 15-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 100 metres x 70 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Maximum minutes each half: 25
  • Contested 8 man scrum – the No.8 can pick up the ball from the back of the scrum
  • Introduction of the uncontested lineout
  • Sin Bin: 5 minutes

In addition all U14 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 8 for U14 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_8 U14

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U13 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Paul Burdin

Mobile +44 7810 186702

pblburdin@gmail.com

Additional coaches

Mr Phil Wathen  philipwathen@yahoo.com

Training on Wednesday evenings at the club from 18.30 and Sundays from 11.00 when no fixtures.

The key Rules of Play are:

  • Team numbers: a maximum of 13-a-side
  • Maximum pitch size: 90 metres x 60 metres
  • Ball Size: 4
  • Maximum minutes each half: 25
  • 6 players in a fully contested scrum (all players must be confident and competent)
  • No limit on numbers contesting for the ball including in the maul and ruck
  • Sin Bin: 5 minutes

In addition all U13 matches and training must follow within the guidelines set out in the RFU Regulation 15 – Age Grade Rugby and Appendix 7 for U13 – see links below.

RFU Regulation 15

Regulation 15 Appendix_7 U13

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