Under 16 Overview

U16 Head Coach:
Sean Kelly

U16 Team Manager:
Phil Webb

for children born after 1st September 2003 and before 31st August 2004 - Year 11)

We have a squad of over 30 boys of varying skills, ability and size. Enthusiasm is as important as experience and lack of school rugby is no barrier. Many of our players are new to the game and pick it up very quickly; our Harlequin’s Academy player and one of our Surrey Squad players only started playing the game two years ago.

Wimbledon College supplies a lot of our squad but we also have players from many other schools including Emmanuel, Kings College, John Fisher, Rutlish, Hampton, Halliford and Epsom College.

As well as the Surrey competition games we arrange numerous friendly matches against other clubs and endeavour to ensure that all squad players get to play in competitive matches.

Our core aims are:

  • To have Fun and enjoy the great game of rugby
  • Progress of skills, ability and confidence - We ask players to 'be ambitious and have courage
  • Socialising - most players (and parents!) become friends and enjoy many social events and tours
  • Ensure a competitive, safe and fun environment
  • Build a strong sense of “team" within the player groups - there is a place for everyone and you cannot win on your own
  • Build a strong sense of identity with Old WImbledonians RFC - we are a community club and fully inclusive
  • ​Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
  • Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to winning a tournament)

With that in mind youth level rugby is all about maintaining skills progression and developing them over the year combined with lots of fitness and fun under the watchful eye of head coach - Sean.

We have a number of RFU Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches, first aiders and RFU qualified referees. We encourage parents to get involved, and will support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time. All first aiders, coaches and referees are CRB checked.

Training is 10.30am - 12.30pm on Sundays at our grounds on Coombe Lane, and we have fixtures throughout the season. We ask that all players register pitchside with the Team Manager.

Come along and see whether you like it (and us). Any specific questions about joining us, contact the team manager.