Welcome to the Dorset and Wilts County U18 (M)
Name: Kevin Dobie
Telephone: 07920 476999
Name Scott Hobson
Name Paul Dunne
Assistant Coach/ Backs Coach
Name Kevin Dobie
Name Ben Humphries
Name Hollie Bailey
Training and match schedule
|28th October 2018||Development Day||Bryanston School|
|4th November 2018||Berkshire vs D&W||Maidenhead RFC|
|26th November 2018||Training||Trowbridge RFC|
|2nd December 2018||South West Trials||TBC|
|10th December 2018||Training||Trowbridge RFC|
|16th December 2018||South West Trials||TBC|
|7th January 2019||Training||Trowbridge RFC|
|13th January 2019||D&W vs Gloucestershire U17 squad||TBC|
Plan for the Dorset & Wiltshire RFU (CB) U17 and U18 Programme 2018/2019 Season
- The primary aim of the U17/U18 Programme is to provide an environment where player centered development is the key driver of the team.
- The Core Values of the game are to be at the forefront of all we do. Enjoyment for all involved being top of the list.
- 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, Schools, CB Referees Society and Assessors.
- To provide an opportunity for U18 Age Grade Players to play representative Rugby Union in addition to their Club and School Rugby. Also have the best chance to be selected to the U18 South West Division and England Counties squad.
U17 and U18’s- Past
Last season we had two U18 players selected to the South West Division England Counties Squad. This was a great result and a great effort from the two boys concerned and coaching team.
We had a very strong U17 squad of about 45 players that had some great results. These will now push up to the U18 squad for the South West selection matches and our aim is to get at least 5+ players from D&W selected through to this squad.
- The CB will continue to run 2 separate squads an U17 squad and an U18 squad for 2018/19 season.
U18 Coaches :
- Lead Coach - Paul Dunne.
- Assistant / Backs Coach - Kevin Dobie.
- Forwards Coach – Scott Hobson.
- S&C Coach – Ben Humphries
- Guest Coaches to be confirmed.
- The CB U18 squad will have c45 players who show the right Attitude, Aptitude and Determination. These will be selected by CB Assessors on the Development days.
- The communication to both squads will be done from social media on Facebook and on GMS / Teamstuff, so parents are kept in the loop. Picked players will be asked to join the groups. Parents are fine to request to join and will be asked who their son is for security clarification. The closed group is :"Dorset & Wilts U18 Squad 2018/19"
- The CB programme at U17 and U18 is a high quality and vibrant environment which has the respect of all within the CB, this will then lead into the successful CB U20s, which is also benefiting from this new approach and joined up coaching from the coaching teams. Run excellently by Lead Coach Ali Lund.
- For the 18/19 season there is allocated Development days.
- U18 - 28th October 2018 Development day
- This will be held at Bryanston School.
- This will provide another entry point for Clubs and Schools to nominate players. They will be assessed on the day by D&W selectors, if they are good enough and show the qualities required will join the squads.
- Social Media Facebook Groups will be used. Information will be gathered by the application forms.
- Data will also be collected through the D&W Player Registration and Medical Information forms.
- This programme should have the Core Values of the game at its centre and clear objectives, good organisation and good communications are the key to this being a success along with financial support from the RFU, CB and via sponsorship.
- All county players want to test themselves to be the best players they can be and we believe this has the foundations to being a successful programme.