Welcome to the Dorset and Wilts County U16 (M)


The Team

Team Manager

Name Richard Bourne

Email rbourne0566@gmail.com

Telephone 07535 621758

Head Coach

Name Matt Lishman


Backs Coach

Name Mike Pope

Backs Coach

Name James Kaminski

Forwards Coach

Name Benji John 

Forwards Coach

Name Tim Watt

Forwards Coach

Name Rory King

Assistant Coach

Name Rodney Hudson

Training and match schedule

4th November 2018Development DayDauntseys School
3rd December 2018TrainingSheborne School7.00pm start
4th January 2019Training Sherborne School
6th January 2019D&W vs Berkshire Trowbridge RFC
14th January 2019TrainingSherborne School TBC
20th January 2019D&W v CornwallAway TBC
28th January 2019TrainingSherborne School TBC
3rd February 2019D&W v SomersetMelksham RFC
18th February 2019TrainingSherborne School TBC
24th February 2019D&W vs DevonAway TBC


  • 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


Reports and Information