Under 14’s Cup

Nick Elbourne – nick.dwyouth@outlook.com – 07795 513795

For Result Card click the link below

Result Card DW U14

This will be a waterfall competition as last season. This complies with the RFU age grade competition menu.

D&W have agreed to run an RFU pilot scheme, which has been mentioned in previous e-mails, which has been run successfully in New Zealand. Clubs have been passed information on this trial for Coaches and Parents.

We have agreed for the whole of this years U14s competition that any player named on the team sheet will play at least 25 minutes, and for the first 2 games in tier 1 there will be no rolling subs, so, as agreed with the RFU, teams will make all substitutions at half time or divide the game into quarters and put subs on that way, technically this will ‘allow’ rolling subs but it has been agreed we can do this.

Clubs have been asked by RFU for feed back and then we can jointly decide after the first two games to bring in rolling subs or leave things as they are.

Please remember this is a pilot scheme aimed at gauging if it will aid player retentions at junior level, and by the very nature of being a pilot scheme it may or may not work and so feed back from all concerned is vital.

 If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Graham Leveridge.

All games are published on GMS – see under Team Mangement – also on your web site if you are using the GMS linked site and on teh RFU competitions public site. – http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/

Because this is Youth Rugby we do not publish regulations for matches that are expected under RFU guidance for youth games.All youth games (unless under an approved trial – as U14 is currently) are Rolling Subs, Max 22, min 12 players, Scrum matching in numbers at all times, if 1 side is starting short then even numbers are expected from opposition on the pitch.

Games can only be postponed by mutual agreement with the opposition AND first and foremost the competition manager (Graham Leveridge), no game can be played later that the final round in the section of the competition. We look for games to be brought forward, maybe as evening fixtures.

Full Rules are contained in the D&W Handbook which is available on the website


All U14 competition fixtures will be notified to the Referee society by the competition organisers. This will act as a request for your referee to be appointed. Additionally the RFU have made a link between GMS and Who’s The Ref, so these automaticaly are loaded onto the society appointments pages. You will get a notification to the nominated contact if one is appointed. You should check the referees web site to confirm. The society has provided the following as additional information and guidance. If a match is postponed or rearranged the competition organisers will amend the dates on GMS which should feed the referees system, however it is the home teams responsibility to ensure a re-appointment is requested.

The Dorset&Wilts Referee Society cannot guarantee to cover all fixture and it is the responsibility of the club to have a suitably qualified “club referee” available so that the fixture can go ahead.

If games are cancelled the club must contact the appointed referee and the Re-appointment Sec (dorsetandwiltsappointments@hotmail.co.uk or 05602847350) immediately so the referee can be re-assigned to another game.