Age Groups

SEASON 2018/2019

AGE GROUP CUT OFF DATES

Birth Year

Mini Rugby

Colts Rugby

School Rugby

Girls Rugby

2014

Under 5

 

 

 

2013

Under 6

 

 

 

2012

Under 7

 

 

 

2011

Under 8

 

 

 

2010

Under 9

 

 

Under 9

2009

Under 10

 

 

Under 10

2008

Under 11

 

D Grade

Under 11

2007

Under 12

 

D Grade

Under 12

2006

 

Under 13/14

C Grade

Under 14

2005

 

Under 14

C Grade

Under 14

2004

 

Under 16

B Grade

Under 16

2003

 

Under 16

B Grade

Under 16

2002

 

Under 18/19

A Grade

Under 18/19

2001

 

Under 18/19

A Grade

Under 18/19

2000

 

Under 19

A Grade

Under 19

MINIS

NON CONTACT U5 TO U8

  • Have fun whilst developing rugby skills through drills that allow; ball familiarisation, space awareness, movement evasion / agility, ball handling, support play / team mates and defence.
  • Gradual understanding of laws within non-contact relevance.
  • Girls mixed throughout Non-Contact years.
  • Team mix to always be balanced boy/girl with no tiering/streaming applied and strong focus on ensuring passing is promoted across the team and doesn’t become an isolated few players.

CONTACT U9 TO U11

  • Blending players within A & B division tiers with respective evenly mixed teams and promotion of player movement though development.
  • Training sessions to be set up with a combination of group skills and team time.
  • Building players confidence and technique in and around the contact area, Safe technique in the tackle, off-loading in contact/ball placement, organisation and line speed while in attack/defence.
  • Competing for possession and decision-making in & around the contact area.

CONTACT U12

  • Commencement of tiering and streaming players into the Richard Hawks / Kim Lam competition teams; with promotion / demotion of players to accommodate development.
  • Training sessions to be set up a combination of group skills and team time.
  • Increase technical coaching support via player coaches; Set piece (techniques), Contest of possession (decision making), Structure and tactical aspects of the game (continuity, patience, simple game plan) being ready for 15 aside youth rugby.
  • Through our affiliation with other friendly clubs, we have created a pathway to senior rugby from Youth positional play and introduction to game structures (play same way).

COLTS / GIRLS

Ages U13 – U19

  • Currently split into four age groups, U13, U14, U16 and U19)
  • Colts competitions are organised on an age (not weight) basis. They play in one, two or three year bands – U13, U14, U16 and U19 for Boys and U14, U16 and U19 for Girls.