We train on a Sunday afternoon, at the club starting at 12.00pm. Training usually is a two hour session. We also have a midweek training session on a Thursday evening at the club from 7.00pm - 8.30pm. On matchdays kick-off will normally be around 2.00pm, but may be variable. The matchday squad to arrive one hour prior to KO.
Players / parents should look out for messages from the coaches / manager via email and the Facebook page regarding training times and match information.
We play Hampshire League games about once per month and also arrange ‘friendly’ matches with local squads both in Hampshire and other Counties throughout the season.
Details of fixtures are available on the fixture tab on the club website.
At this stage of competitive rugby, we aim to continue to develop individual and team play, embrace the spirit of the game, compete to the best of our ability and yet retain the fun side of rugby at the same time. Match experience for all, in addition to a transition into adult rugby is also a priority.
At Colts (Under 17/18) we play a full version of 15 a side rugby with only a couple of modifications from the adult game.
We always welcome new squad members and are happy for you to come along and give rugby a try! The squad members are representative of most of the local schools / colleges in the area and it is likely you will already know somebody that plays in the squad.
Several members of our squad have been successful in being selected for the Hampshire Schools of Rugby and Hampshire representative teams.
If you are interested in coming along, then please just turn up at training and introduce yourself and you will be welcomed.
You would need appropriate rugby kit (shorts and a top) to train in, plus boots and a gumshield.
Club apparel if you wish to purchase it is available from the clubhouse and second hand kit is also available from the "shed" at very reasonable prices.
Alternatively, if you have any questions, please give our Team Manager or one of the coaches a call. Their contact details are below. See some action shots here
Having had a week off due to a cancellation v Basingstoke last week, Basepoint sponsored Andover were looking forward to their return fixture against Alton, but with many players unavailable they were down to the bare bones of a squad.
Despite a good start by the All Blacks in the first ten minutes, any hopes of a change in fortunes were quickly brushed aside as Alton capitalised on the home sides unforced errors to open the scoring.
In the return leg of the league, Basepoint sponsored Andover made the trip to the south coast to play Havant in the division 1 tie.
Andover had enjoyed a good spell of training since the Christmas break and were keen to put some of it into practice, however, their hopes were dashed in the first three minutes as Havant capitalised on a mistake and put the ball through the hands to open the scoring. This pattern unfortunately continued for much of the half. Havant backs ran riot at times, often through errors from Andover, and try as they might, Andover just couldn't live with the power and pace on display. Their kicker was also on top form and rarely missed a conversion all day.
Wootton Bassett 24 - Andover 5
In the return leg of this friendly fixture, Andover found themselves pitched against a determined Bassett side in their last match before the Christmas break.
Andover travelled with only 17 players and the home side were eager to level the match tally after a narrow loss at the Goodship ground in the first game of the season.
Winchester 38 - Andover 5
On a day when the match was lucky to be played at all, due to atrocious weather conditions before kick off, Basepoint sponsored Andover Colts travelled to local rivals Winchester for their second meeting in Hampshire League 1.
The match was always likely to be a tough affair as Winchester had dominated the first meeting of the season, but the All Blacks set about the task of upsetting the form guide and putting a good performance together.
Andover Colts v Trojans
It was back to Hampshire league 1 duty after last weeks cup defeat for Basepoint sponsored Andover and the coaches were looking for a response from the players after a poor performance at Basingstoke last week.
They got this in abundance and the All Blacks stepped up their efforts to take the game to top of the league Trojans.
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