The Youth Academy is built on the ethos of good, hard and especially fair play. The role of the Academy within the Andover RFC is to develop the future players of the club. Our Academy staff are fully dedicated to these principles, everyone from the age group coaches and managers through to the chairman and committee members work together to bring the youth players through to the senior teams.

The squads within the Youth Academy are organised in line with the RFU guidelines. This creates a squad for every year from Under 6s through to the Under 17s. The single year age groups ensure that the players skill and physical development are as closely matched as possible. The coaching within the age groups is tailored to their needs and the full game is introduced in steps as the players develop and progress through each of the squads.

The role of the Colts is to manage the transition from the Youth Academy through to the Senior teams. As this is the primary role of the Youth Academy this process is closely managed and covers players from the Under 16s through to players of 18-19 years of age. We are currently seeing this process bear fruit with a number of our Colts making first team appearances.

Your age group is based on your age at the 1st September

Subscription are £55 for the U6's; £75 for age groups up to and including U12's, and £85 for the older groups.

Each of our squads are sponsored by local companies whose support we are very proud and privileged to have.

Age Group Principal Sponsor Associate Sponsor
Under 6 Burbidges Bakery Associate Sponsor
Under 7 A J Wilson Joinery Associate Sponsor
Under 8 Dannabb Transport Associate Sponsor
Under 9 AVK Associate Sponsor
Under 10 Rookwood School Associate Logo
Under 11 APS Power Associate Sponsor
Under 12 The Barber Lounge Andover Mini Storage
Under 13 Woodstock Barclays
Under 14 Oakwood GB Medical
Under 15 Ken White Associated Logo
Under 16 Showlite Ltd Associate Sponsor
Under 17 Andover Forktruck Associate Logo
Colts Graham Co Associate Logo

Our Sponsors

Simply Health Youth Rugby London Irish Sport England