Youth Rugby

Colts Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Vince Ward

Mobile +44 7887 591728

vince.ward@ntlworld.com

Coach Mr Dean Dennett

Manager Mr Jez Hill

Training on Wednesday evening at the club from 18.45.

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

Coach Mr. Richard Barnes

 

Additional coaches Mr Chris Taylor and Mr Charlie Oldham

 

Manager Ms Claire Green

Training on Thursday evenings at the club from 18.45 and also Sunday from 11.30 when no fixture.

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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U14 Rugby

Coaches and Manager

Coach Mr Mike Fraser

Additional coaches Mr Chris Strudwick, Mr Sean Johnson and Mr Damian Beveridge 

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 Brian Bartlett

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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