Under 17/18 Overview

U17/18 Head Coach:
Roger Brosch


U17/18 Team Manager:
James Hellings

for children born after 1st September 2001)

This is who we are, this is what we do

We have a core team who have been very successful, many of them growing up together through minis and into Youth.  We are now moving onwards and upwards with our sights on playing for the OW seniors. 

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 is all about maintaining skills progression and developing them over the year combined with lots of fitness under the watchful eye of head coach - Roger.

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 11.30am -1.30pm Sundays at our clubhouse on Coombe Lane, and we have fixtures throughout the season. We ask that all players register pitchside with the team manager. 

Enthusiasm is as important as experience, and lack of school rugby is no barrier. Come along and see whether you like it (and us). Any specific questions about joining us, contact team manager.