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 Tottonians - 15/04/2018

Totts 7 - Andover Colts 17

After a barren spell of several months without recording a win, Basepoint sponsored Andover colts finally got the result they have been craving and recorded a narrow 10 point victory in a friendly fixture v Totts.

The match was keenly contested throughout, with both teams working hard to try and gain the upper hand in the early exchanges.

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Colts v Marlborough - 25/03/2018

Andover Colts v Marlborough

A short trip over the border into Wiltshire provided the Basepoint sponsored 'All Blacks' with their first close encounter for a while. 

Andover have been on the receiving end of a good few points in recent fixtures and it made a refreshing change to get a competitive fixture.

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Colts v Basingstoke - 11/03/2018

After a few weeks off due to cancellations and bad weather, Basepoint sponsored Andover hosted Basingstoke on Mother's Day in a league double header.

The pitch was in great condition despite the recent snow and all were looking forward to getting back to some action.

The game couldn't have got off to a worse start for Andover. Poor first up tackling saw Stoke break straight through the line and open their account within the first minute. This was quickly repeated twice more and after 10 minutes the All blacks had conceded three tries and 21 points.

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Colts v Alton - 28/1/2018

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.

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Colts v Havant - 14/01/2018

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.

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Managers and Coaches

Coach
Howell Reed
Principal Coach
01264 394 612
07724 763 284
Coach
Stu O'Brien
Coach
07958 980 357
Coach
Hendry Taylor
Coach
07788 970 755
Coach
Simon Pape
Coach
07776 235 545
Coach
Dave Armes
Coach
Coach
Dan Culley
Coach

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