Category: Young Players

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.

The Journey to Become a Young Match Official

In 2017, we produced a series of videos about the journey that Adam Cook and William Robertshaw decided to make to become Young Match Officials (YMOs). 

How to Group Young Players Appropriately

Have you ever wondered what happens when players are grouped in such a way that one group has better access to better playing opportunities, the best coaches and best resources?

Kay Wilson Returns to Dorking Rugby Club

Last month (December), before she left England for an extended period in Australia, Dorking RugbyClub welcomed Kay Wilson, former Red Roses star winger, back to the Big Field in Brockham where she played rugby as a young girl.

Barnsley Boys Get a Taste for Rugby

Barnsley RUFC and local RFU Community Rugby Coach Andrew Appleyard got together with CBRE All Schools coaches recently to encourage school pupils to try rugby at the club.

YRA Conferences Help Develop Next Generation Leaders

Young Rugby Ambassadors (YRAs) recently came together at four regional conferences held at Premiership Rugby venues to coincide with matches, showcasing the best the Aviva Premiership has to offer.

Meet YMO Alfie George from the London Society

Alfie George was one of the many Young Match Officials (YMO) who came to Twickenham last May for the very first gathering of YMOs from across England.