Teams

At Rosslyn Park our philosophy is that players will only learn if they are enjoying themselves. We welcome everyone, regardless of ability. Rosslyn Park Minis & Youth judge success by whether our players want to come back each week. We aim to coach the basic skills of the game and above all to instil a love of rugby which will last a lifetime. In addition we aim to develop players of all abilities to help them achieve their full potential.

The Minis and Youth set up at Rosslyn Park is based on a thriving and happy bunch of players supported by active and engaged parents.

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U18

Welcome to the U18s at Rosslyn Park

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U17

Welcome to the U17s at Rosslyn Park

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U16

Welcome to the U16s at Rosslyn Park
(For children in Year 11)

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U15

Welcome to the U15s at Rosslyn Park
(For children in Year 10)

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U14

Welcome to the U14s at Rosslyn Park
(For children in Year 9)

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U13

Welcome to the U13s at Rosslyn Park
(For children in Year 8)

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U12

Welcome to the U12s at Rosslyn Park
(For children in Year 7)

Please contact your age group coach via the contact page here.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum / New Rules of Play.
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Selection

  • Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
  • If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads
    If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
  • Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of rugby.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U11

Welcome to the U11s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 6)

Since the the 2016/17 season Under 11s have been re-deployed to the top of the mini rugby tree by the RFU to tie in with the last year of primary school. Girls and boys still play together at U11.

Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Every few weeks we train at the club on the 4G pitch at the Rock – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.

There are a number of home and away festivals during the season. These, in accordance with RFU guidelines, are non-competitive ,mixed ability events.

All children will have an equal opportunity to play in them during the season and they offer a great way to show off skills that are developed throughout the season.

In line with RFU policy all players must wear a mouthguard and at Park we also expect every player to wear a scrumcap.

We have a large number of RFU qualified coaches, certified first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our U11 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and 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.

Joining the U11s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U11s at Rosslyn Park please contact the coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby. The pre-season camp and the Spring tour will be open to all players as ever.

As an age group we will continue to offer out of term time competition and tours to those that cannot make term time festivals and training.

U10

Welcome to the U10s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 5)

Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Every few weeks we train at the club on the 4G pitch at the Rock – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.

There are a number of home and away festivals during the season. These, in accordance with RFU guidelines, are non-competitive, mixed ability events.

All children will have an equal opportunity to play in them during the season and they offer a great way to show off skills that are developed throughout the season.

In line with RFU policy all players must wear a mouthguard and at Park we also expect every player to wear a scrumcap.

We have a large number of Level 1 and 2 RFU qualified coaches, certified first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and 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.

Joining the U10s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U10s at Rosslyn Park please contact the coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Aims for the Season

We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby.

U9

Welcome to the U9s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 4)

Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Every few weeks we train at the club on the 4G pitch at the Rock – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.

There are a number of home and away festivals during the season. These, in accordance with RFU guidelines, are non-competitive ,mixed ability events.

All children will have an equal opportunity to play in them during the season and they offer a great way to show off skills that are developed throughout the season.

We have a large number of coaches, certified first aiders and referees for our U9 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time.

Joining the U9s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U9s at Rosslyn Park please contact the coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Aims for the Season

As ever – to have fun and enjoy our rugby. We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby.

U8

Welcome to the U8s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 3)

Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Every few weeks we train at the club on the 4G pitch at the Rock – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.

There are a number of home and away festivals during the season. These, in accordance with RFU Guidelines, are non-competitive, mixed ability events. All children will have an equal opportunity to play in them during the season and they offer a great way to show off skills that are developed throughout the season.

We have a large number of coaches, certified first aiders and referees for our U8 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time.

Joining the U8s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U8s at Rosslyn Park please contact coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences-

Aims for the Season

As ever – to have fun and enjoy our rugby. We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby.

U7

Welcome to the U7s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 2)

Training

We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning between 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Every few weeks we train at the club on the 4G pitch at the Rock – on these days we often invite other clubs from our age group for friendly matches.

There are a number of home and away festivals during the season. These, in accordance with RFU guidelines, are non-competitive ,mixed ability events.

All children will have an equal opportunity to play in them during the season and they offer a great way to show off skills that are developed throughout the season.

We have a large number of coaches, certified first aiders and referees for our U7 set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time.

Joining the U7s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U7s at Rosslyn Park please contact our coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page.

Guiding Principles

As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.

Culture

  • Ensure a competitive, fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
  • Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)

Development

  • Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
  • Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
  • Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences

Aims for the Season

As ever – to have fun and enjoy our rugby. We want to see an improvement in the core skills of every player and to create a lasting memory of the fun of mini rugby.

U5 & U6

Welcome to the U5s and U6s at Rosslyn Park

(for children in Year 1 and Reception)

Training

We train once a week at the club on the new 3G artificial pitch on Sunday morning starting at 9:00am for around 90 minutes (sometimes less in the cold.)

We have a large number of coaches and certified first aiders for our set up but we actively encourage parents to get involved, and 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 matter of course and club process.

Joining the U5s and U6s

For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U5s and U6s at Rosslyn Park please contact the U5s or U6 age group’s coaches.

Contacts for all coaches and managers for the mini and youth age groups are published on the Mini & Youth team Contact page

Aims for the Season

At this age group the focus is on developing core skills and varying the game. Whilst the adults might love to see them learning an intricate box passing drill the focus of those slightly smaller is inevitably on the outcome of the Tag Bulldog game.

Our simple aims – Fun, Fun and to inspire an early love of rugby.