Andover RFC Under 10’s welcomes children that are in school year 5 (born 2005-06). The game-play continues to coach & develop ball skills of passing, receiving and moving with the ball, but also inclusive player movement without the ball to support. The U10’s season coaches the transition from Tag-to-Tackle, an important aspect of defensive play. This is delivered in stages to make sure every individual player stays safe, and also develops the skill effectively. The age group training is scheduled for Sunday mornings (10.00am-12.00midday) during the season, and all are welcome to come along, have a look at what goes on and/or join in! (please consult ARFC website/fixtures)
Current year 5 children (born 2005-06) who will be year 6 from Sept. 2015, will become U10's for 2015-16 rugby season. Please contact existing listed staff if interested.
Following on from the previous week’s participation in the County Tournament, this week the Under-8 ‘A’ squad travelled to their Hampshire neighbours for the Winchester ‘A’ Festival. Despite the clocks going forward and heralding the move to British Summer Time (BST), Mother Nature had decided otherwise and the blustery and wet conditions were more akin to early November.
The competition saw the 10 teams split into two pools of 5 team with placed play-offs following the pool matches. Andover found themselves against New Milton, Winchester, Havant and a very impressive Jersey.
It was fantastic conditions for running rugby at Petersfield for the U-8 Tag Rugby County Tournament. With 24 teams from all over Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and The Channel Islands competing, the standard of play was always going to be high. Matches were being decided on not only wins, but also tries scored, so it was important keep the scoreboard ticking over and defend well.
Andover's pool had Fawley, Trojans, New Milton, Fordingbridge and Gosport & Fareham. Andover were scheduled to start off proceedings against Fawley, however Fawley decided on not turning up and as a result we had a bye in the first match. The down side to this was that all of the remaining teams managed to get their first game under their belt and we would be going into the second round of matches in this group a little cold.
There has been a great turnout for the Under 6s this season and it has been really good seeing all the children attend whatever the weather!
The children are really enjoying their time on the pitch and learning about teamwork but more importantly having FUN being taught the skills of tag rugby.
In this age group as we are still learning, we do not have matches but every Sunday at 10:00am to 11:00am we undertake training session.
It is not to late to join the Under 6's team please contact one of the Team Managers or Coaches as you will be more the welcome!
Managers and Coaches
07826 627 480
07761 375 646
07793 669 938