In keeping with Blackheaths ethos of being an Open Club, the U15s have good numbers of players of all levels of experience and ability, ranging from 13 young men who played for Kent and Essex last year to some complete beginners. We provide a training and playing environment for all comers that enables us to field two teams: A 1st XV team that were Kent Champions in the 2017/18 season, and Kent Sevens champions; and a 2nd XV that enables players to develop their skills and experience whilst also playing many fixtures against both 1st and 2nd XVs.
Enjoyment and your development as a player are at the core of who we are and what we do and we always welcome new players from all backgrounds, all shapes, all sizes and abilities. It does not matter if you have a lot of experience or have recently developed an interest in the game – if you want a challenge yourselves, make friends and have fun, and become a part of our rugby family, then we have a place for you.
During the season we train and play on Sunday mornings, with, most Sundays being fixtures preceded by a ‘team run’ training session. This is a commitment, as with any team, and we hope that you will be able to get along to as many sessions as possible, so the team spirit will grow and we’ll get a good run out against the opposition. We also run a Thursday session that is optional and has a focus on skills development, so has extra benefits for those players who do not play much rugby at school and for whom Blackheath remains the principal exposure to the game.
As well as our home matches, we travel to play teams throughout Kent and South London and even to Surrey, Essex and Middlesex on occasions.
So, if you are turn 15 after 1st Sept (School Year 10), we are looking forward to seeing you at one of our sessions soon!
Richard Clark says: