ANDOVER RFC

PLAY HARD - PLAY WELL - PLAY FAIR

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We train on a Sunday morning from 10:00 AM until 12 noon (unless we have a match!) and we also have a joint midweek session on a Wednesday evening starting at 6.30pm and ending at 8pm. On matchdays kick-off will normally be 11 AM, with the matchday squad to arrive at 9.45am.

We play League games against other Hampshire teams about twice per month and also arrange ‘friendly’ matches with local squads both in Hampshire and other Counties throughout the season. 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, competing and yet retaining the idea of having fun!

At Under 15's we play full Youth Rugby 15-a-side with 8 forwards and 7 backs. We don't lift in the lineout but we have scrums, ruck and mauls, kicking and full contact tackling, all of which we will coach you to achieve safely and with maximum fun. Gumshields are available from the club shop. Kit can be bought from the club shop or from our Second Hand kit store, The Shed.

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 local schools in the area and it is likely your Year 10 child will already know somebody that plays. Some members of our squad have been successful in being selected for the Hampshire Schools of Rugby (formerly London Irish EPDG Elite Player Development Group), and some have also gone through the Hampshire County trials and selection process.

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

Latest News

U13 - New Milton 7s - 03/04/2016

The Adept Power Solutions sponsored Andover RFC U13's travelled to New Milton for their first ever 7's tournament, with 11 players, many of whom had never previously played this format of the game. The tournament was reduced to a round robin league of 6 clubs, with each team playing all 5 other teams. The opposition was strong, with 2 teams from current county champions Tottonians, and hosts, and Andovers frequent bogey team over the years, New Milton.

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U13 v Basingstoke - 13/03/2016

"The Adept Power Solutions sponsored Andover U13's welcomed Basingstoke on Sunday 13th March, to the Goodship ground, for the Hampshire County Plate final. A strong start by the team saw some dominant play by the forwards, winning good quick ball in the loose, and allowing the backs the time and space to move the ball out to their wingers Leo Lee and Louis Pereira who were able to test the Basingstoke defences out wide. Some good covering defence by Basingstoke restricted the scoring opportunities, however they could not stem the tide for long and Leo Lee soon went over in the corner. Another backs move involving Sam Harding breaking into the line from full back,soon brought Andovers second try. 

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U13 v Gosport & Farnham - 24/01/2016

U13's reach County Plate Final in style

The Adept Power Solutions sponsored Andover RFC U13's welcomed Gosport and Fareham to  the Goodship Ground for the Hampshire County Plate semi final. Having had a stiff run out against Newbury last weekend, the players were sharper and more match fit than they had been for a while. They started strongly, putting G&F under pressure from the kick off, won the ball back, and moved the ball wide to score in the corner after only a minute or so of play. This was quickly followed up by a second try, after some great work by the pack to outmuscle their opponents and set up the backs again.

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Manager and Coaches

Gordon
Gordon McKenzie
Coach
Tim Harding
Tim Harding
Team Manager
07774 037 751
01256 895283
Coach
Jason Corney
Principal Coach
07948 616 709

Gordon
Ray Byrne
Coach
Gordon
Paul Pereira
Coach

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