ANDOVER RFC

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The Under 12's age group trains every Sunday and gives the players their first taste of contact rugby. At this stage of competitive rugby we aim to teach and develop the squad to play as a team, embrace the spirit of the game and most importantly have fun! We are playing to the new transitional rugby rules where the emphasis is on attacking space, offloading in contact and rewarding good defence with a fixed tackle count and turn over.

We play against local clubs and enter a number of festivals and tournaments throughout the season. We train on a Sunday morning from 10:00 AM until 12 noon (unless we have a match !). During our training sessions we combine structured drills with game based exercises. The structured drills focus on passing and tackling and techniques while game based exercises are aimed at improving reaction, decision making and team work. 

We encourage team play and to a friendly competitive spirit - with naturally a chance for parents to then cheer on in support of their children. 

We always welcome new squad members and are happy for your child to come along and give rugby a try! The squad members are representative of most of the schools in the area and it is likely your Year 6 child will already know somebody that plays.

 If you are interested in coming along, or if you have any questions, please give the Team Manager a call. Details are below.

Latest News

U12 - Winchester Tournament - 02/04/2017

Today saw Andover U12's take part in their first ever Winchester A Tournament.  They were first to play in Pool B against touring side, Chew Valley (Somerset County Champions), eventually coming out 3-2 winners.  Next up was Winchester Saxons winning 4-0.

The last game in our group was against Trojans who were the only team to beat Andover at the Hampshire County Tournament last month, but Andover were just to strong winning 5-0.

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U12 - County Tournament - 12/03/2017

Andover Rugby Club U12's Sponsored by AVK The Power People went to the Hampshire County Tournament trying to go one better than last years beaten finalists. 

Conditions were not great, first game drawing 1-1 with Havant. Next up was Trojans who managed to squeeze us out 2-1 after having in excess of 2 mins and extra playing time.  We went on to beat Gosport & Fareham and then Fordingbridge. This meant coming 2nd in the pool lining up a semi final with the old enermy, Winchester.  After no score in the 1st half and 2nd half, we went to extra time and sudden death. Two more halves were played again with no side able to cross the line and was to be decided by a coin toss. Not the way to win, but it set us up with a local derby final with Overton, where the boys came out 5-1 eventual winners and becoming - The Hampshire County Plate Final Winners.

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U12 v Winchester - 29/01/2017

Today Andover U12's hosted Winchester.  Winchester turned up with two full squad's, their Emerging Squad and First Team.  After 45 minutes of excellent drills and games we switched to matches.

Andover played Winchester Emerging first and showed complete dominance, running in 7 unanswered tries.  This was just a prelude to the clash of Andover and Winchester A.  This was a much closer game, were Andover dominated defence, which disrupted Winchester's game plan.  Andover produced some lovely flowing rugby, to set up Lewis Williams for the first score of the match in the corner.  And at half time the score was 1-0.  

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U12 - Gosport & Fareham Tournament - 25/09/2016

The Andover Rugby U12's were unbeaten at the Gosport Festival on 25 September when they comfortably secured 3 wins in the pool games all with scores of 6 tries to 0. This took them through to the Cup semi final against the hosts Gosport & Fareham where Andover won 3- 0 This saw them with a well deserved place in the final against Tadley Tigers where they claimed the Cup with a 2 - 0 win. Solid defencive tactics by the team resulted in not a single try being scored against them the whole day, a superb accolade so early on in the season as the players gel together.

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U11 Salisbury Festival - 18/10/2015

Andover A’s come runners up to Salisbury, losing out on try count back by one try after another fabulous day of Rugby.

Andover Under 11’s, sponsored by AVK, travelled with an A team and an Emerging team to the Salisbury Festival. The opening games saw Andover A’s  play a tough Wimborne team and draw 1-1 in a very tight game in which neither team really played their best rugby. Otto Bartlett scored the Andover try after a lovely break up the blindside.

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Managers and Coaches

Adam Poyser
Adam Poyser
Principal Coach
07795 347 722
Tina Poyser
Tina Poyser
Team Manager
07585 113 306
Coach
David Griffith
Coach
07817 258 938
Coach
Mark Ursell
Coach
07968 472 004
Coach
Jamie Griffiths
Coach
07771 913 194
Coach
Aaron Goodridge
Coach
0796 757 8735
Coach
Chris Collins
Coach
07790 024 970

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