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.
- 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:
Name Richard Bourne
Name Grant Kennedy
Name Jon Murley
Name Marc Ewart
Name James Kaminski
Name Bath Academy Coach
Training and match schedule
|29th Oct 17||Development Day||Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, DT11 0PX||09:00 - 15:45
Arrive and Registration 9:00 - 9:25
Warm up 9:30
|21st - 22nd Dec 17||Training Camp||TBC|
|5th Jan 18||Match Prep||North Dorset RFC||18:30 - 20:30|
|7th Jan 18||Berkshire v D&W||Maidenhead RFC, SL6 1BN||(A) k.o. 11:30
(PDG) k.o 13:00
|15th Jan 18||Match Prep||Sherborne School DT9 6EE|
|21st Jan 18||D&W v Cornwall||Trowbridge RFC, BA14 6JB||(A) k.o. 14:00
(PDG) k.o 14:00
|29th Jan 18||Match Prep||Sherborne School DT9 6EE||18:30 - 20:30|
|4th Feb 18||D&W v Somerset||Melksham RFC|
|12th Feb 18||Match Prep||Sherborne School DT9 6EE||18:30 - 20:30|
|18th Feb 18||D&W v Devon||Trowbridge RFC, BA14 6JB|
|22nd April 18||U17s Transition Day||TBC|