Welcome to Blackheath FC Under 13s

We are a buoyant, successful and friendly age group proud to represent the oldest open rugby club known to man (Blackheath FC – established 1858). We currently run two teams at U13 and we are always keen to strengthen the overall squad in terms of skill level and numbers.

Since this age group started contact rugby at U9 in the 2011-2012 season, the players have had the good fortune to achieve great success on the pitch and also in developing friendships and comradeship throughout the squad.

The squad is made up from players from a wide catchment area, not just S.E. London and players come from a diversity of backgrounds representing 20 different schools. The squad is very outgoing. We like to encourage an enjoyable and exciting brand of rugby with the emphasis on quick, supportive rugby and hard tackling and defence. This philosophy has lead the squad to numerous successes including a Harlequins Etihad Cup, Saracens VW trophy, two Land Rover Cups (at Quins and Wasps) and they are the current U12 Kent Champions.

Whatever the skill level of the players, our RFU qualified coaching team endeavours to bring out the best in all of the boys and encourage them to progress through the teams to the highest level. We are encouraged that players new to the game a season or two ago have found themselves taking part in prestigious first team tournaments during last season. We really want our players to enjoy themselves and also reach their full potential. There are no limits to their progress.

Blackheath U13s need you! If you were born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2003 then you are eligible to join up. In this Rugby World Cup year of 2015 we are looking for more players of all abilities to join our successful and friendly band of brothers. We know you’ll be inspired by the World Cup so why not make Blackheath, the oldest club in the world, your first port of call.

Feel free to contact head coach Andrew Collett on portchalmers@virginmedia.com. We’d love to hear from you.

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