ANDOVER RFC

PLAY HARD - PLAY WELL - PLAY FAIR

About Us

The Squad Photo

The Squad Photo

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

Latest News

Colts v Havant - 09/04/2017

Andover Colts v Havant Academy

Tier Two Final

Lost 43-17

After a good win v Totts in glorious conditions last weekend, Basepoint sponsored Andover travelled to Havant for the final.

Someone upstairs had turned the heat up a good few degrees from last weekend and in addition to the travelling players from Andover, numerous others were heading down south too. Those that headed to the coast instead of Havant, missed out on a thrilling match as both teams battled hard in the sweltering conditions.

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Colts v Tottonians - 02/04/2017

Tier 2 semi final

Andover 17 - Totts 10

A gorgeous spring day greeted the Basepoint sponsored colts at the Goodship ground as they hosted Totts for the Hampshire Tier Two semi final play off match.

The squad started the day in jubilant mood after they were presented the League Two trophy by Gary Self from Hampshire RFU. A few photos under the posts followed the presentation and then it was back to the rather long warm up due to the referee being stuck in traffic.

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Colts & U16 v Farnborough - 26/03/2017

Under 16 / Colts Integration fixture v Farnborough

As usual during the closing stages of the season, in addition to finishing their own respective leagues and cup competitions, thoughts start to turn to preparations for next season.

On a glorious, special spring day, the Under 16's and current colts attempted to provide enough of a distraction for the mums in the stand to stop drinking fizz to celebrate Mother's Day and instead cheer their offspring on.

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Colts v Fordingbridge - 12/03/2017

Fordingbridge Colts 10 – Andover Colts 32

In the final league fixture of the season prior to the playoffs Andover needed just a win to secure top spot in the league. Any thoughts of a walk in the park against lower placed Fordingbridge were quickly snubbed out. Andover made a meal of this victory, not just a quick kebab of a meal but a full blown four course dinner with all the trimmings. Some credit must go to the home side who battled resolutely and defied their position in the league. Andover were thinking, or maybe that was the problem they weren't thinking just expecting a bonus point win. The pitch and the weather were perfect for running rugby but Basepoint Business Centre sponsored Andover just couldn't get into their stride. The handling was poor, the decision making muddled and the support play non existent. It took an interception by Ryan Doyle to finally break the deadlock with the opening try duly converted by Harrison Pape who extended the lead with a penalty before Fordingbridge were rewarded for their endeavours with a try to halve the deficit.

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Colts v Petersfield - 26/02/2017

Andover Colts 48 - Petersfield Colts 10

Basepoint sponsored Andover Colts took another step towards the League 2 title with a comprehensive 48-10 victory over third placed Petersfield, but failed to really light things up at any point.

Unfortunately Petersfield could only muster 13 players and the contest had to be played with reduced numbers, which meant little game time for the Andover squad and lots of time on the subs bench pondering what might have been.

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Managers and Coaches

Coach
Howell Reed
Principal Coach
01264 394612
07724 763284
Manager
Steve Cox
Team Manager
01264 352053
07747 832414
Coach
Hendry Taylor
Coach
07788 970755
Coach
Simon Pape
Coach
07776 235 545
Manager
John Knights
Coach
07921 520 634

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