Category: Young Players

Age Grade Rugby – The Influencers

Experienced coaches, Patrick Jerram and Rob Honeyman talk about the benefits of endorsing Age Grade Rugby and the Codes of Practice that support it.


There was a real celebration of rugby at Minehead Barbarians RFC recently as more than 70 boys and girls from local schools enjoyed a day run by the RFU’s Local Delivery Team.

Refereeing is a Shaw thing

Queueing up for lunch one day, Dominic Shaw was tapped on the shoulder and told to go to rugby trials after school. He did, not knowing much about the game, but that month he started at tight-head prop and ended up playing the whole season. A strange start to what is now an integral part of his week.

RFU Referees flying the flag overseas

During the recent Rugby Europe U18 tournament in Poland and the Rugby Europe U20 tournament in Portugal, RFU match officials performed strongly and were appointed to the final in both events.

Meet the Club: Hartlepool Rovers FC

Hartlepool Rovers FC is the first English club to support our UGC (User Generated Content) project, and give us a taste of why it’s good fun to be a young female coach.

Working Together as a Team

‘Intrepidus’ is a fitting motto for Kensington Aldridge Academy. Latin for ‘fearless and unshaken’, in the last year the  pupils and staff at KAA have come to embody its meaning

Referee Radio Interview: Clare Daniels

Listen to this informative interview with Clare Daniels about her work to find, evolve and develop rugby referees.

Under 19 Commission Report

The need to better support transition in the game from age grade to adult rugby, an integral part of the RFU Strategic Plan, led to a recent Under 19 Commission being set up and the ensuing report, which has been approved by the Community Game Board and endorsed by the RFU Council.

Young Officials Take Charge of Close Encounter

The recent Dorset v Wilts Under 18 Cup Final, hosted by Blandford RFC was closely contested with Wimborne RFC defending their line to emerge as 16-12 winners over Trowbridge.