The U16’s team at Blackheath Rugby Club is a very successful one that thrives in a club where the support of senior coaches and 1st XV players is evident. Our focus is on steady player development to take us into the latter years of youth rugby. Our coaches support a fair and equitable team selection policy for all players based on attitude, ability and attendance. All players get good game time.
We are led and supported by a talented team of coaches including those in RFU Educator, adult coaching, support and disciplinary roles at the club. 1st XV player Richard Windsor is a regular in our coaching team and this has enabled our U15 group to flourish last season.
As U15s we were a hard team to beat with few defeats. We also had a very successful tour representing rugby at the WW1 commemorations in France. At home luck didn’t go our way with a very narrow defeat in the Kent competition quarter final and Kent 7s Cup Semi Final. That said, the boys knew they had played some fantastic rugby and heads did not drop, so onwards and upwards to the new season ahead.
The U16s are a team who are looking ahead to what is needed next, not just the here and now, set within Kent’s only National League 1 club.
We play and train on Sunday mornings starting at 9.45am at either Well Hall or Rectory Field for about 2 hours. We also have mid-week sessions during the course of the season. Times of these mid-week sessions will be confirmed once the new season gets under way.
Pre-season training has already started. We meet at Well Hall on Saturdays from 11am to 12pm until further notice.
The new season starts on Sunday 31st August 2015 where we will be training at our Well Hall ground. We welcome new players. If you would like to find out more, please contact the Team Manager Louise Farmer on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fixtures list will be published soon and we are planning a short tour for the October half term.
Please check the fixtures list or contact Louise to enquire about training/playing locations as this is sometimes subject to change at short notice.
Tom Mellish says: