Our age group currently consists of approximately of 35 players, some of whom are relatively new to the sport and some of whom have been playing rugby for up to ten years. Last season we fielded two sides who played to a high standard of rugby, with the A side (Reds) coming 4th in the Kent Cup for the fifth consecutive year and our 7’s squad came runners-up in the Kent Cup. For the second year running we won the Camber Sands Festival with both sides playing excellent flowing rugby against some very tough opposition.
We plan to operate two teams this season and subject to having the necessary numbers this season, we aim to play our B side (Blacks) against the majority of Kent Club’s A sides, with the Reds going further afield to play stronger opposition.
Our players are supported by up to 6 coaches. Three of our coaches are UKCC Level 2 qualified and all have current DBS Enhanced Certificates. Our Team Manager is Lynsey Hallam who runs a tight ship away from the pitch and we have a First aider and a team doctor across our group. We welcome Ian Moore to the coaching team as Head Forwards Coach who comes from being the Men’s 3rd XV Head Coach.
We train on a Sunday morning from 9:30am until 12pm at our Well Hall training ground and participate in fixtures, festivals and the Kent League throughout the season both at our home ground and all over Kent, London and the Home Counties.
Our objective as a group is for all participants (parents, coaches and players) to thoroughly enjoy the experience of being involved in rugby at Blackheath FC while we collectively develop the children’s skills to the maximum of their ability. At the heart of everything we do is trying to instil the core values of rugby, namely Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
For further information, please contact our age group manager Lynsey Hallam on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07584 574448.
Head Coach & Junior Chair
Tom Mellish says: