Age Grade Rugby

Age Grade Rugby

Age Grade Rugby ensures that every player is able to enjoy rugby in a safe environment where they can develop their personal and social skills as well as a wide array of transferable multi-sports skills. This results in their holistic development as well as their life long involvement in rugby and other sports.   

Age Grade Rugby is the game for all players aged 6 – 18 in clubs, schools, colleges and within the representative pathway and it incorporates the rules of play, regulation, competition formats and the structure of the season.

It is based on the principles of player centred, development driven and competition supported with the wants and needs of young people at its heart.


Training for Age Grade Rugby takes place on a Saturday morning. We start promptly at 10am with facilities open from 9:45am for changing of boots. 

Training sessions normally last about an hour (weather permitting) with a group warm up followed by skills training in team groups, then a group warm down (normally consisting of a team building game of some form)

We normally recommend that kids turn up in their training kit. We also recommend during the muddy parts of the year that they bring a change of clothes and shoes (socks are fine too) so they can enjoy a drink and snack in the clubhouse afterwards.

Our girls youth team trains on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm.

We are currently growing our Youth teams and offering and are always happy to have new players turn up with their responsible adult. We're also happy to have adults who are willing to join us to grow the club. All of our youth coaches and helpers are volunteers who give up their time to encourage youth rugby.

No booking is necessary you can just turn up on a Saturday morning.

Get in touch via email ( or via social media for more info. 

Match Fixtures

Youth matches are normally played on a Sunday morning. As you can imagine pitch space is contested across the county. We normally encourage our youth players to attend a number of training sessions before they play in a match (especially for contact teams U9s and above).

For more information about age grade Rugby there is a comprehensive summary on the RFU website. You can read more here.