Category: Young Players

Jonny back at Alton

When 300 boys and girls returned to rugby training at Alton’s Anstey Park this month, they got an amazing surprise when none other than World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson was there to help them!

SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION FOR STUDENT REFEREES

This season Nottingham Rugby have given young match officials in the area support from qualified officials and a fifth official at initial games, so that they can gain confidence while experiencing what match officiating at this level requires.

REFEREES RUN IN THE FAMILY

Fiona and Alastair Brunt grew up watching their dad Peter refereeing rugby and listening to his words of wisdom. And the Gloucester and District Referee Society reaped the rewards.

PROJECT RUGBY

Rugby union is a sport that embraces everyone and its values bring benefits for life. Visit any grassroots club any weekend of the season and you’ll see children and young people enjoying training and playing the game together.

Front row drive in Lancashire

Leading the session were three experts in the field, all senior Lancashire XV Bill Beaumont Cup winners: Alex Loney, Nick Flynn and Phil Mills. They covered scrum engagement, lineout and loose play for props and hookers. There was also a session on building an 8-man scrum with some excellent detail imparted. The Lancashire Development Centre… Read more »

QUICK STEP UP FOR YOUNG REFEREES

As part of the RFU’s Young Rugby Ambassador programme, Northumberland Rugby Development Team, in partnership with Newcastle Falcons, recently helped 43 students working on their Refereeing Children Award.

KENT REWARDS RUGBY SPIRIT

Kent RFU and the local RFU delivery team recently added a new category to the Kent RFU end of season awards.

WITHAM WANT YOUNGSTERS TO LOVE RUGBY

Witham sits on the Roman road from London to Colchester and its most celebrated resident was Dorothy L Sayers, but their rugby club may yet add the name of an England rugby player to the list of the town’s best known locals.

CHESHIRE PUTS KIDS FIRST

This season Cheshire clubs have moved away from cup competitions and launched their first Quilter Kids First Festivals.