We train on a Sunday morning, normally at the club at various times starting between 10.00 & 12.00pm depending on space at the club (unless we have a match!) training usually is a two hour session. We also have a joint midweek training session on a Thursday evening at the club with the Under 15's starting at 6.30pm and ending at 8pm. On matchdays kick-off will normally be between 11.00am or 12.00pm, with 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.
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 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 is also a priority.
At Under 16's we play full Youth Rugby 15-a-side with 8 forwards and 7 backs. We introduce competitive lineouts for the first season and we have scrums, ruck and mauls, kicking and full contact tackling, all of which are coached by a set of RFU qualified coaches.
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 in the area and it is likely your Year 11 son 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 some have also gone through the Hampshire County trials process and now represent Hampshire.
If you are interested in coming along, then please just turn up at training and introduce yourself.
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.
Andover under 16's recorded a fine win in their first game of the season at home to a strong Royal Wooten Basset side playing some fast open rugby in a really promising performance.
Andover U 15 34 Farnborough 15
UK media sponsored Andover U 15 turned in an impressive performance at Goodship Park last Sunday to dispose of a much fancied and dangerous Farnborough.
Gosport & Fareham U15 0 Andover U 15 48
UK Media sponsored Andover U 15 continued their recent good form with a dominant performance away to Gosport and Fareham.
Basingstoke U15 24 Andover U 15 45
Barber Lounge sponsored Andover U 15 followed up their emphatic away league win over Ellingham and Ringwood recently with a comfortable if slightly lethargic performance at old rivals Basingstoke.
Andover's talented under 15 squad were far too strong for their opponents Ellingham and Ringwood last weekend, running in seven tries to none in an emphatic victory.
Andover U 15 25 Havant 12
Barber Lounge sponsored Andover U 15 began their first ever league season with a splendid win in the top tier of Hampshire rugby with a fine win over south coast giants Havant.
Andover 29 Petersfield 14
Barber Lounge sponsored Andover U 14 progressed to the semi-final of the Hampshire cup with an efficient victory over Petersfield last Sunday.
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