Welcome to the Dorset and Wilts County U16 (M)


  • The primary aim of the U16 Programme is to provide an environment where player centered development is the key driver, fixtures are not for ‘winning at all cost’.
  • The county programme is aimed at being a step above club/school rugby in terms of the development opportunities we provide and the level of competition that the players will get.
  • The Core Values of the game are to be at the forefront of all we do.
  • At all times the programme will align with the Aims and Objectives of the RFU Player Development Pathway and the Age Grade Player Review.
  • To liaise effectively with our Partners i.e. Member Clubs, Bath Rugby Academy Player Development Group (PDG), Schools, CB Referees Society, Sports Therapists and Assessors.
  • To provide an opportunity for U16 Age Grade Players to play representative Rugby Union in addition to their Club and School Rugby.
  • To help Clubs with Player retention
  • To make those taking part better Players, Leaders and People.
  • To assist Bath Academy/PDG with their preparations for the Wellington Festival.
  • To provide a pathway for the U17, U18, U20s to hopefully play Senior County rugby.

The Coaches

  • Our Experienced Coaches have been selected via an independent process
  • They are a minimum of Level 2 Qualified and all have other RFU CPD Qualifications too, hold a current DBS, have taken the Concussion Awareness Module and have attended the RFU Approved Safeguarding courses.
  • They are being encouraged to attend Bath Academy sessions to ensure they have the most up to date coaching techniques available to them
  • They will be adopting the RFU C.A.R.D.S Programme:




Decision Making

Self Organisation

The Team

Team Manager

Name Richard Bourne

Email rbourne0566@gmail.com

Telephone 07535621758

Head Coach

Name Grant Kennedy


Forwards Coach

Name Jon Murley

Forwards Coach

Name Marc Ewart

Backs Coach

Name James Kaminski

Backs Coach

Name Bath Academy Coach


Name TBC

Training and match schedule

29th Oct 17Development DayBryanston School, Blandford Forum, DT11 0PX09:00 - 15:45
Arrive and Registration 9:00 - 9:25
Warm up 9:30
21st - 22nd Dec 17Training CampTBC
5th Jan 18Match PrepNorth Dorset RFC18:30 - 20:30
7th Jan 18Berkshire v D&WMaidenhead RFC, SL6 1BN(A) k.o. 11:30
(PDG) k.o 13:00
15th Jan 18Match PrepSherborne School DT9 6EE
21st Jan 18D&W v CornwallTrowbridge RFC, BA14 6JB(A) k.o. 14:00
(PDG) k.o 14:00
29th Jan 18Match PrepSherborne School DT9 6EE18:30 - 20:30
4th Feb 18D&W v SomersetMelksham RFC
12th Feb 18Match PrepSherborne School DT9 6EE18:30 - 20:30
18th Feb 18D&W v DevonTrowbridge RFC, BA14 6JB
22nd April 18U17s Transition DayTBC

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