Under 15s

Wimbledon RFC Minis and Youth: Under 15s

Other than uncontested lineouts the adult game is essentially now in place.

Get in touch with the manager and coach: email U15@wmrfc.co.uk

U15 Coach, Stuart Edwards, 07932 061242
U15 Manager, Duncan Groves, 07964 555 364

The key rules are now as per the adult game with a few exceptions.

Click here for the age group rules of play (effective from 1 August 2016)

Under 13s Christmas newsletter and report from 57-0 win over Battersea Ironsides

Here's the latest newsletter

Also this great report from a massive recent 57-0 win over Battersea Ironsides with tries from Harvey (4), Will (3), Hector, Dan Cons: Dan 5, Carter 1

Last year's U11s tour to Minehead write-up

The team went on tour. Came home with happy memories and silverware, too.

Read all about it here!

End of season report from the U11s (now U12s for 2014-15)

Great report + great rugby. Please take some time to read another cracker from the team.

Click here!

U11 Surrey RFC B Festival report

Three out of four at this year's season finale. Great effort by the lads. The match report (attached) tells it all.

Latest copy of Eagles View - the U11 magazine

See the attached brilliant document showing us all how newsletters should be done.

Old Emanuel's Development Festival report

A stunner of a report is attached. Well worth a read. David Hawkins the scribe and snapper.


Click here to read about a great day's rugby

U11's at Esher A Festival - 2 March

On Sunday 2nd March the U11s took to the field for the Esher A festival. The conditions were windy, cold, dry and soggy under foot, taking a long stud.

After the usual parking excitement, all members found our wonderfully unwindproofed gazebo where we set up camp, along side the somewhat narrow field of play. The clash with the rearranged National Schools festival meant we were able blood some players new to the rigours of A team rugby. To a boy, they all stood tall and delivered a level of commitment that the coaching team suggested that even Stuart Lancaster would be proud of.

So with Wimbledon U11s squad as follows, our boys prepared for the group matches:
Alex Hulton, Charlie Hancock, Daniel Burke, Dan Hillier, Felix,
Freddie Gathercole, Gabriel, Harvey, Hector, Isaac, Jude,
Magnus, Sam Vaughan, Sebastian, Titus and William Craigie

The first opponents were Old Ruts. . . . .
The forwards dominated the set pieces from the kick off, recycling at speed to deliver quick ball to the backs who ran in two text book, training ground tries. Isaac scored first after several passages of play where no less than ten players had their hands on the ball. On the stroke of half time Will ran in a solo effort from within our own half, scoring with aplomb in the corner.
There were no further scores in the 2nd half, though Dan converted both tries. A superb team performance with a new team who tackled hard and fair, dominating possession throughout. A great start. Final score 12 – 0 win to Wimbledon.

Up next into battle v Old Reigatians. . . . .
A talented and well organised team who proved worthy appointments of our boys, who matched them tackle for tackle. We spun the ball down the line on numerous occasions, though the narrowness of the pitch resulted in a 0-0 stalemate, which was a fair result.

Our third opponents were our Hosts, Esher.
One might have assumed that the physicality of the earlier matches might have sucked the life blood from our team or hardy warriors. How wrong we were! What followed was 20 minutes of total domination of a good Esher team. For the forwards it was something of a Nivarna moment, not least when Felix ripped the ball off his opposite man and handed it to Magnus who barged his way over the line with 3 Esher boys desperately trying to pull him down. Next try was scored by Freddie, who on Sunday found his rugby vocation! The boys turned around at half-time leading 14-0.
During the 2nd half, there was no stopping the boys in purple. The next try came straight from the kick off. The forwards mauled their way to the 5 metre line when Gabriel stormed over for the score. 1 minute later we were awarded a penalty 20 metres out. Dan popped the ball to Hector who once at full pelt wasn’t going to be stopped. Then came the move of the day, a superb back miss move, with Titus side stepping like the glory days of Phil Bennett to score under the posts. 35-0. Some result! Dan and Will shared the kicking duties and had a 100% record.

Now we come to the hardest bit!!

Our final game was against our old adversaries, Cobham. . . . .
Whilst there is some history between our two teams, we entered the match as underdogs, but you wouldn’t have known it as our boys stood tall, running on to the pitch with the energy levels of a Duracell bunnies with a lucozade overdose. Whilst we were all concerned that the whistle for this game was a Cobham man, this was a good learning experience for all. This was however, the most extraordinarily committed game of U11 rugby I have ever had the privilege to witness. There was a touch of the England V Ireland in the level of commitment to the tackle by every Wimbledon boy.

Magnus scored a superb try after much grafting approach work from the forwards. The backs tackled everything that moved. Those of us lucky enough to be on the sidelines winced at the force and clash of bodies, as the fallen dragged themselves to their feet, took a deep breath and looked their opponents in the eye, with a satisfactory grin that
said ‘bring it on’!!

‘Last play’, said the ref. Our boys cleared the ball to the opposition dead ball line. ‘Game over’ our boys cried. ‘Scrum Cobham’, said the ref. Another 30 seconds later, a score was ‘given’ in the corner. 7 – 7. Were we robbed? Possibly. Did we deserve to win? Absolutely. Is the ref always right? YES!

It is rare that words fail me! What a fantastic day for our lads, who to a boy gave everything. Disappointed they may have been to end the day unbeaten, yet not finalists; you wouldn’t have known it 10 minutes after the game. These are a great group of boys who go from strength to strength with a attitude to the game that says ‘hey winning is
great – but you know what, Rugby is more than just winning’!

Huge thanks to the coaching team and to Esher for laying on another excellent day of rugby.

U11s training at Home on Sunday 26 Jan 2014 - 9.30 start

Hi folks,
As per my email earlier today we are at home for 9.30 start, weather and pitch conditions permiting!
Please also read the main web page notice from Richard Castle and make sure your boys have their training tops and layers on tomorrow to keep warm.
Our Away training to Wasps is CANCELLED so we are all at home.
Cheers,
Steve

U11 win big at King's A Festival

The attached report tells the fantastic news of the U11's dominance at last month's A Festival at King's. Another triumph of reporting from the team.

It's here in all its glory.

U11 prevail at Esher B Festival (20 October 2013)

Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire eat your heart out (!) because the Wimbledon B team produced some great rugby today to wash away the opposition and send them home drowning their sorrows (…sorry! enough puns already).

More to follow soon (with fewer puns) but results below – a great performance with four wins out of four and only one try conceded the whole day. We are all very happy and very proud of the effort and the progress in such a short space of time. A superb performance from all 16 in the squad and not just those that got on the score sheet listed below.

Richard, Stavs and Greg

Group Matches

WMRFC v Old Ruts: Won 28-0 - Tries: Hector (1), Carter (1), Daniel (1), Billy (1): Conversions: Billy (4)

WMRFC v Ealing: Won 19-0 - Tries: Hector (1), Jude (1), Charlie (1): Conversions: Billy (2)

WMRFC v Reeds: Won 26-0 - Tries: Daniel (2), Billy (1), Carter (1): Conversions: Billy (1), Daniel (2)

Final

WMRFC v Emanuel: Won 31-5 – Tries: Daniel (1), Hugh (2), Billy (2): Conversions: Billy (2), Daniel (1)

U11s Cobham A Festival Report 29 September 2013

Steven Blake has raised the bar with this match report. See attached. The lads lifted the Bowl.

Fast improving B squad picks up first trophy of year at Cobham

Performance steps up a level from Wimbledon B Festival a week earlier
A deserved victory for our brave and determined B squad following some great rugby in the glorious sunshine where, once again, sunblock rather than umbrellas were the order of the day. But for a momentary lapse at a quick tapped penalty the trophy above could have been the overall winners’ cup rather than the third place play-off but more on that later (and, anyway, we’re all still very happy!)

You can read Richard Mardon's excellent report in full below

U11 at Wimbledon B Festival 29 September 2013

Great performance from new look squad to finish runners up to strong Park

The festival format comprised two leagues of five teams - so four matches to play and the winners of each league meet in the Cup Final and the runners-up meet in the Plate Final. Last year, this festival was the launch pad for the rest of our successful 2012/2103 season, finishing second in our league and narrowly losing to Teddington 1-0 in the Plate Final. The big difference; last year it was held a month later allowing more time to prepare. With such an inexperienced team, could we possibly do anywhere near as well as that? Would we even win a match? There were some doubters (…..but not among the players!)

Camberley Cartered.….19-0
All those doubts were put to rest quickly with a comprehensive victory over Camberley, who never really looked like scoring. Matthew, making the move from Centre to Second Row (in the good spirit of RFU’s position rotation), made a great debut in the forwards and was very mobile around the park (as was Charlie – again Centre turned Second Row!). Elliot moving from hooker to scrum-half (again, RFU take note) released some great ball to our back line and our other debutants, Felix, Eddie and Ryan also put in solid performances and defended stoutly – amazing that Ryan only picked up a rugby ball three weeks ago, making the move from gridiron! (…no transfer fee). However, the debutants that made the most impression in the first game were Carter who scored two great tries and probably the pick of the bunch was Jude’s two metre run to score the final try (not a big run but notable by his excellent support play to be in there in the first place). Billy slotted over two of the three conversions, which was a bit nerve wracking being another new experience! Great start!

Teddington Tied….0-0
Defence last year was often our strength – winning the Camberley festival by scoring 17 tries and conceding none (nice shiny gold trophy still on display pitchside on Sunday for motivation purposes) - and so it went on with a very close encounter with Teddington, which ended up pointless (not in a negative way!). Teddington were one of the smallest teams but demonstrated that quick ball through the backs, quick tap penalties and clever kicks can outsmart bigger teams. We need to learn from that. Teddington went on to be runners up in the Plate Final and so a good performance once again from our B squad.

Esher Equalled…12-7
So halfway point in the league matches and we were sitting pretty! Crunch time now with two of the hardest games to come and we really had to win both to progress. Wimbledon took the lead with another try from Carter from very smart work at a quick tapped penalty taking everyone by surprise but unfortunately he failed to convert. Score 5-0. Esher then pulled a try back, which was the first conceded in more than 35 minutes of rugby – great effort by our boys. But what next? Oh no! What a nail biter! Esher got their conversion and so were leading 7-5 and time was running out. We produced some great attacking play lead by the usual brave efforts of Sachin at scrum half (who, unfortunately, had to go off injured) and some great running from Nathan, Wilf and Hugh. But up steps Rory and from a sequence of good rolling mauls and forward drives he emerges at the bottom of a big pile up having grounded the ball over the white (actually faded yellow) line – very reminiscent of the try he scored against Cobham at last year’s festival. Carter slotted the conversion and the final whistle blew – victory 12-7. Phew!

Warriors Wobble…7-0
So rather than warm up for the final match most of our squad were challenging Alan Burke and Andrew Morris in the score tent on the various mathematical permutations in the leagues. One squad member, who shall remain nameless, even suggested we were better off losing our final match to avoid Rosslyn Park in the final but that insubordination was swiftly put to rest. Most likely a minimum of a draw would be enough but we weren’t letting on! Due to a several refereeing no-shows this match was made even more tense by refereeing duties being very diplomatically shared between the two rival Wimbledon teams.
It was a close run affair and refereed superbly (!) – fortunately, I was spectating rather than officiating in the first half when Billy ran over for a fantastic try set up by Isaac, breaking several tackles and reaching one handed to touch down. He then slotted over to take a 7 point lead. Daniel really excelled at full back throughout the festival and I think we have found his perfect position but in this final encounter he really pulled off a stunning last ditch tackle to prevent a Warrior try from five metres out. The second half went without hitch (or any refereeing errors / biases, thankfully) and the boys were delighted to win and top their group being unbeaten (won 3, drawn 1) and scoring six tries, conceding only one in an hour’s rugby.
So we got to the final with a points tally of 38 in favour and 7 against with only one team crossing our line.

Unfortunately the Cup final, against a very strong Rosslyn Park side (please note, who had been on pre-season tour to Cornwall in preparation of these early festivals), wiped out that positive tally to end our hopes of a trophy and let us finish up with 38 points in favour and 42 points against. Still, a very good performance and huge credit to finish second to such a big club that has more than 100 players. The squad was a bit despondent at the end but we had to remind them of what a huge effort and outstanding performance was achieved on Sunday. We need to work on a bit more power and aggression in the scrums, rucks and mauls and quicker ball to our quality backs and we should have a great season.

The usual big thanks to the whole squad for their very positive attitude even when being subbed, pitch marshalls, car park attendants, tent erectors and all those helpers that made the day go well. Next year we run this festival and so a good dress rehearsal! Onwards and Upwards!

Match report by Richard Mardon.

The U9 Eagles Swoop up a Trophy at Camberley Festival!

Here is the match reoprt written by Richard Mardon . . . . .
11 March 2012
On the hottest day of the year so far, the Under 9’s B squad certainly produced a sparkling display of rugby at the Camberley A/B Festival and finished runners-up by some margin to the joint winners Cobham and Guildford, picking up a trophy to boot.

B Team play superbly but narrowly lose out on Plate Final

Festival report by Richard Mardon:
On a beautiful day at the Wimbledon B Festival last Sunday, the Under 9’s B team produced an almost faultless display with their only defeat in four matches falling to the eventual winners, Guildfordians, who were by far the strongest team in the two pools, totalling 9 teams.

Wimbledon U9s Confront Contact Head On At Kings A Festival . . . . .

Wimbledon U9s Confront Contact Head On At Kings A Festival . . . . . . . . And Walk Away With the CUP TROPHY! ! !
What an outstanding day we had at the Kings A festival on 2nd October. This was our first festival of the season so we were all on a knife-edge knowing that the boys were going to be up against some tough competition.

Our Squad for the day:
Sam Barnett
Edward Blake
Titus Briggs
William Craigie
Charlie Hancock
Dan Hillier
Charlie Howe
Cameron Stevens
William Stothard
Henry Turrell
Sam Vaughan
Edward Volley

Welcome to Wimbledon Minis RFC

Welcome to the new season of under 9’s rugby at Wimbledon Rugby Club.

The U9’s are for boys and girls aged under 9 on the 1st September 2011.
Coaching sessions are 10am to 12pm on Sunday mornings. We also play a variety of festivals, triangular and friendlies throughout the season.

As befits a vibrant and successful club, we have first class facilities including the bar which is open after coaching sessions every Sunday. Please feel free to join the coaches any Sunday for a social chat.

Sunday 28th Nov: Training at home starts at 1100

Please note that training starts at 11am tomorrow.

We will be training at home tomorrow from 1100 to 1200. This hopefully give the ground time to soften up enough. We won't have Rosslyn Park or Teddington with us so may be able to find some better playing areas which are less rutted etc.

If the weather gets worse and it's all cancelled I'll send out another email/web post.

Many thanks,

Steve

Rosslyn Park and Teddington Training 28th November

Dear Rosslyn Park and Teddington U8s,

Following a pitch inspection this morning (Saturday 27th) we have unfortunately decided to cancel your training fixture with us tomorrow (28th). Sorry about this but the training areas were still frozen hard at 11am today and as they are well used there is some rutting which makes the surface unsafe.

We have had no significant sun today, the forecast for tonight is -4 deg C so things aren't going to get any better for tomorrow. There is also a 6mph wind forecast which will make it even harder to keep everyone warm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT U8s TRAINING ON SUNDAY 17th Nov

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT U8s TRAINING ON SUNDAY 17th Nov

Please note that unfortunately we will not be training away at Warlingham on Sunday but will be at Home instead.
Sorry to disappoint, but I am sure we will be able to make the most of a home training session.
See you all on Sunday at the club, usual time.
Please note that this only applies to the U8s, unless you have received advice from the other age groups so I hope it doesn't cause too many logistical problems.
(Details all as email sent on 10 Nov)

Thanks,

Steve

Match Report Chobham B Festival – 3rd October 2010

The first outing of the “B” team this season produced some commendable individual performances and a very satisfactory end result for the team, made more so by the torrential rain that fell throughout most of the tournament.

It was a league system, playing against five other teams and simply whoever ended up with the most points won. Blissfully simple for a Sunday morning (compare this to some of other formulations that would not look out of place in some PhD maths thesis).

U7s STORM TO THE CUP FINALS AT MITCHAM MINIS FESTIVAL

Sundays festival saw us entering the local festival at Mitcham. The day started with clear skies and a sharp wind which stayed with us all day. With the tent swiftly arranged for shelter, the squad was soon settled into base camp and ready for action. Sam C, Milton, Billy, Luke, Alex, Louis R, Sachin, Ralph, Cameron, William S and Sam V were soon warming up together and searching for the source of the fried bacon aroma. With Richard, Adam, parents and myself running some training drills, no time was wasted.

Christmas Lunch on 6th December

U7s Group final numbers:

I still need a response from a few people confirming attendance at the Christmas Lunch on 6th December. Please let me know as soon as possible as FINAL NUMBERS MUST BE RETURNED to the club by MONDAY 23rd NOVEMBER.

The email I sent out on 17th November has all the details but please drop me an email or call if you need further info.

I also need more volunteers to help with preparation on Saturday morning (5th) and on Sunday (6th).

Thanks,

Steve
07966 464 871

PARENTS CHRISTMAS PARTY - FRIDAY 11th December

For the first time in many a year there is a Parents Christmas Party on Friday 11th December at the club, at £10 for some drinks , supper and dancing this is one not to be missed.

Further details are on the flier I sent out on 06.11.09

Tickets can be purchased by emailing ros.oxley@kingsturge.com.

Cobham C Festival Match report - Sunday 15th November

Many thanks to Richard and all those listed below for the efforts and match report from the Cobham festival on Sunday. Regards, Steve

COBHAM C FESTIVAL MATCH REPORT by Richard Mardon:

Training Session on Sunday 8th November

Hi U7s,

Just a quick note to say thanks for a great turn out on Sunday, we had 27 player out of 32 registered so were able to get on with some really constructive training drills and split up into 4 teams to play several games in the last hour. This week Luca deservingly walked away with the Player of the Week cup for his great focus and teamwork during the drills and matches. We've also gained a few more willing coaches in the last few weeks and it was great to see them so actively supporting Mark.

Training session on 1st Nov/BBQ help on 8th

Hi everyone,

We managed a training session on Sunday morning with 12 players and finally the winter weather arrived! It was very wet but that never stops us!

Mark ran the training drills and I'm sure some of them acted like a rain dance so we did end up finishing a bit early with Ben Corbett deservedly walking away with the "Player of the Week" cup; it was probably full of rainwater by the time he got to the car park!

We'll be training once again at home on Sunday 8th November so I look forward to seeing you then - come rain or shine!

U7s Chobham As Festival Report

Author: James Stothard Williams Dad
CHOBHAM ‘A’ RUGBY MINI FESTIVAL – 18TH October 2009.

An early start on a cold Autumn Morning gave us a reminder of the weather ahead this winter. However, this was soon forgotten and by 11am the sun was shining on us and we were blessed with another fine and warm ‘festival day’. With conditions set fair we were in line to be spoilt with some thrilling rugby contests combined with an improving standard of play.

U7s Wimbledon Bs Festival Report

Author: Mike Ribton (Louis Dad)

U7s Wimbledon Bs Festival Sunday 11th October

Squad: Sam, Ben, Olivia, Milton, Elliot, Josh, Felix, Sean, Louis, Ralph, Joshua.

With a focus very much on competition and enjoyment Sunday witnessed the first home festival of the season.

Festivals availability

Hi,

Thanks to everyone who made the Kings/Guilfordians festival a great success for our teams. I will post an article on our home page later this week and include some photos, but for now . . . . .

On Sunday 11th (home B) and Sunday 18th (Chobam A) we have festivals to attend therefore can you please confirm your child's availability for these so that I can select a squad for each.

27th Sept - Away training session at Effingham

Hello,

I’ve got a bit behind on the posts updates but at last . . . On the 27th we trained away for the first time at Effingham. They also hosted for Dorking so we managed to get some varied training and four friendly matches into the session.

We had 20 players turn out which was a really great result for an away training session this far away, so thanks very much for your support.

Harvey Knight walked away with the “player of the week” cup, as he showed some great skills with tagging and try scoring.

And yet again the sun kept on shining! See links below for a few photos.

Squad lists - 4th October festivals

IMPORTANT Details regarding Sundays Festivals:

Please see below the player list for the Kings and Guifordians Festivals this Sunday 4th October.

If you haven't already done so, can you please confirm that you can attend the festival shown below. Please check as I have moved some players around.

If your child's name is not on the list can they please attend the training session as normal at WRFC, the U6 manager (Andrew Lewis) will be covering for me there. Please let me know if you plan to do this.

Player Selection - 4th October Festivals

Hi Parents,
As I have already mentioned we have been invited to participate in both the KCS and Guildfordian festivals which are both on 4th October.

Please CONFIRM your child's availability for next Sunday 4th October. Team selection will be based on your confirmation that your child is available for selection. Please e-mail me at svhome@blueyonder.co.uk NO LATER THAN TUESDAY 29th.

If you have another child already selected to play at a festival please let me know which one so that I can ensure you children attend the same festival.

Full details will be provided later this week.

Sunday 20th Training Session

Dear All,
On Sunday we had another fantastic turnout of 26 players including 5 more new faces joining our great group at Wimbledon. And the sun kept shining . . . again! We also welcomed 22 players from Kings minis who joined us for training. Finally, the session finished off with a couple of friendly matches which saw some healthy competition between both teams. A great effort by all our U7s in their first match with another club – well done everyone.

Congratulations this week to Milton Dunleavy who was awarded player of the week who showed great focus and try scoring skills.

Training session on 13th September

Hi U7's,
On Sunday 13th we saw another good attendance of players, taking the group upto 26.

There were several new players again this week. A great effort from everyone and some good matches at the end, and fair weather again!
The player of the week cup went to William Stothard – well done William.

Please remember to sign attendance register for your child each Sunday. I won’t be around this weekend but one of the coaches will be covering for me.

U7 start of season note

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the U7’s group forum.

As you know we start the seasons training at WRFC this coming Sunday (6th Sept) at 10am and I though it would be useful for the new members to get an idea of the main things to remember on the day, such as:

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