ANDOVER RFC

PLAY HARD - PLAY WELL - PLAY FAIR

About Us

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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.

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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