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
Andover ASF Partnership sponsored RFC U12s had a great day out at the Winchester Emerging Festival on Sunday.
In line with the ethos of an Emerging festival we selected a team based around our newest players - some of whom had not attended a festival before.
The boys started brightly in our first game against Gosport and Fareham, producing a 3-0 win.
Andover RFC U11s embarked on their inaugural rugby tour last weekend, to a two-day festival at Poole RFC. 18 of the lads made the journey, and by Friday evening were settled into the holiday park and in high spirits looking forward to their first day of rugby.
On Saturday we awoke to the sound of persistent rain, but hopes were high that the weather would clear, and so it did just in time for our first of five games for the day, against the Wycombe Renegades. We managed to get the boys into the right frame of mind from the outset, and Erik Ahl got us quickly off the mark with Andover’s first try. More tries followed from Stanley Bell, Harvey Bowen and Angus Sherwood to leave us 4-0 up at half time. The Renegades replied with a try early in the second half before Angus scored his second of the game, to finish 5-1.
Andover U11s had a good day at the County tournament today. Our first match was against a Barbarian team made up of players from several other clubs. A good team try was finished off by Angus Sherwood, to get our campaign off the mark. Two further tries from Angus and one from Ollie Culley saw Andover to a 4-0 win. Next up we faced Fordingbridge where we struggled to fire on all cylinders until Erik Ahl scored to get us going. In the second half Angus again crossed over for his fourth of the day. Andover 2 - Fordingbridge 0 Game three against Trojans saw us attempt to keep our unbeaten run going. Luckily Alex Bilborough joined the party with two first half tries, and added a third in the second half, but not before Brandon-Lee Walters powered over for a good forwards' try. The win was blighted by Louis Davies picking up a shoulder injury. Andover 4 - Trojans 0. Next up we faced Gosport and Fareham (who we faced in the final of the last County Cup, way back in 2012!). The boys really clicked, playing about as well as any of the coaches can remember. Tries came for Peter Gregory, Adam Robinson, Alex Bilborough (2), Angus, and Stan Bell. The game finished with a wonderful team try where Mason made good ground, and the ball was recycled quickly down the line for Erik to cross in the corner, thanks to a selfless pass from Stan. Andover 7 - Gosport & Fareham 0. All this left, the Showlite sponsored team heading for a potential pool-winning decider match against New Milton, who were also unbeaten. A tough game saw us concede our first try of the day fairly quickly, before Mason Ardon levelled the score for Andover.
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