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Under 14 birth dates for the 2016/17 season fall between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2003 (year 9) We train on Sunday mornings on the polo fields in Richmond Park from 11.00am-1.00pm and every few weeks at the club on our brand new 3G pitch.
This page is for the official stuff – more fun stuff goes on our Facebook page.
This year the squad is taking part in the Middlesex & Herts League for U14s.
We have a core team who have been very successful, many of them growing up together through minis and now into Youth.
We are now moving onwards and upwards and our core aims are:
• Progression of Skills
• Ensuring a competitive, fun environment
◦ Building a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
◦ Building a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
◦ Treating players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
◦ Recognising and celebrating successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to winning a tournament).
With that in mind Youth is all about maintaining skills progression and developing them over the year combined with lots of fitness and fun. We have a number of RFU Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches, first aiders and RFU qualified referees.
We encourage parents to get involved, and will support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time. All first aiders, coaches and referees are CRB checked.
As a club we are very proud of our history of producing International, International Sevens and Premiership players. Closer to home and of more immediate interest to both players and parents alike we develop numerous players every year who go on to win Sports and All Rounder Scholarships at Hampton, Whitgift, Trinity, Dulwich, Millfield, Epsom College, Tonbridge, Marlborough and other schools that hand out awards for rugby.
Enthusiasm is as important as experience, and lack of school rugby is no barrier. We particularly welcome state school boys with a desire and commitment to play rugby – so please contact our age group Manager – Paul Webster
Rugby is essentially a late development sport. Not long ago one U17 started his first season of rugby as a Park beginner and ended the year with a full call up to Wasps. It’s never too late to have a go. If you haven’t played before – don’t worry. Maybe you are fast, or big (or both), or have the ability to knock someone over or don’t know and want to try.
Even if you just fancy a change of environment/team/format/coaching – come along and try. There’s a reason players enjoy life at Rosslyn Park.
For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
We train on the Polo Fields (rugby pitches) in Richmond Park (near the Roehampton Gate). You can park at Roehampton or Sheen Gate car parks and walk to the pitches from there.
For this year onwards we will be enjoying a Sunday session at the club on the new 3G artificial pitch every few weeks.
We train from 11:00-12:30 (not too early….) and have fixtures all through the season. We are aiming to have the majority of our fixtures in the second school term as we know it’s a struggle to accommodate school rugby and club rugby. Come along and see whether you like it (and us). Any specific questions about joining us, contact Paul
Find out how we fared in previous seasons as Minis and Youth. More importantly see the fun we had along the way.