Updated 20th November

Under 18's Information

Welcome to the under 18's page. This age group is for boys in the school year 13 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. boys aged 17 at the 1st of September 2016.

The coaches for this age group are
Dave McDonnell H 01422 361811 M 07813 590 603 roddymac@sky.com
Jon Bake H 01422 349273 M 07525 763 390  jon.bake@manufacturingexcellence.co.uk
Morley Hilton 07941 128 572  morleyhilton1@gmail.com

When do the squad train
Mid week training is on Tuesday and Thursday 7pm-8pm.
Please check the web site home page for details in case there are changes to the schedule.

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 10:00 - Noon.

How do I join
If you are interested in playing junior rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day. Any new players experienced or new to the game are welcome to join in.
Everyone gets a game. Contact any of the coaches
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or telephone 01422 371672

Next Game Sunday 25th September
Home to Scarborough KO 1pm Friendly
Pontefract cannot raise a side for the scheduled league match so we have picked up Scarborough for a friendly fixture

Directions to other clubs
Other clubs website

Players Wanted

Rishworthian’s U18s are now recruiting for next season 2016/17.

Next year as U17s the team will be playing rugby for the first time in a league basis playing in Yorkshire league 1. They will also be playing in the Yorkshire Cup and looking for another good cup run which took them to the final against York last season. Depending on how they finish in the league they will be in with a chance to play in the National Cup.

To achieve success in the league and the cup competitions the coaches are looking to expand the squad of players which will also help to cope with the demands of the season ahead.

If you would like to be part of a friendly, progressive, dedicated and successful team then please contact any of the coaching team (details can be found at the top of this page) or even better, turn up on the training nights with your boots, where you will be made more than welcome.

The team currently train on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6pm - 7.30pm at the club grounds in Copley where they are put through their paces and guided technically by an excellent team of dedicated coaches. In addition to the teams coaches the squad receive specialist forwards play coaching sessions from the clubs head coach Chris Stone and back play sessions from Sale Sharks Joe Ford.

2015 - 16 Season - Under 17's

This season the squad will move up to Colts rugby. They will play in the under 17s Junior Colts league. Each league tends to contain eight teams or can be fewer depending on how many clubs sign up to under 17s rugby. Teams play each other on a home annd away basis with 3 points for a win 2 for a draw and 1 point for a loss. Teams will be allocated to a league based on their performances over the last 2 seasons sometime in June anf the fixtures are announced in July.

The league tends to finish early February and depending on which league you play in and your league placing you will have a chance of competing in the National Cup/Plate/Shield competition. In addition teams are entered into the under 17s Yorkshire Cup.

Latest News

Under 16s district and county selection

Congratulations to Jacob Bower, Max Spolverato, Will McDonnell, Tom Metcalfe, Nathan Cooper and Dylan Hartley-Poulton for being selected for the West Yorkshire U16's. Well done boys from all the coaches.

Congratulations to Jack Davis, Sam Nunn and Will Bowers on their selection for Yorkshire U16's. Not only is it a fantastic achievement for you individually but also for Old Rishworthians as a club, to have 3 boys from the same team representing their county and 6 representing their district is very special.
Rob Davis u16s Coach

Yorkshire Under 16s Tour to Wales

Left to right Will Bowers, Jack Davis, Sam Nunn

Congratulations to Will Bowers, Jack Davis and Sam Nunn who played well for Yorkshire U16's on their tour to Wales. Yorkshire beat Porthcawl 55 -0 with Sam Nunn scoring twice, and The Boys Club Of Wales 33 - 19 in a feisty but entertaining encounter.

Review of 2014 - 15 Season - Under 16's

Another excellent season from this talented squad. The season started well with an unbeaten run up to the Christmas break. In the Yorkshire Cup that elusive trophy we had reached the semi final stage with a comfortable first round win 44-0 at Hessle then a second round home win 33-5 against Malton and Norton. In the third round at Sheffield we won a very close game 25-22 with a last minute penalty from Jacob Bower.

So the second half of the season saw the unbeaten run continue and a tricky Yorkshire Cup semi final at Selby. Could the lads get to the final, at half time it was 12-12 but Reds produced a late try to reach the final and a piece of history. Since its inception 10 plus years ago no junior team had ever reached the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cup but they took it a step further by reaching the final after winning a scintillating game against Selby. So to the last game of the season the final against York. Sadly York losing finalists last year wanted it more and the experience of the occasion saw York win a great game of junior rugby 5-15 and lift the cup.

At District and County level three players Will Bowers, Jack Davis and Sam Nunn represented the county and Jacob Bower, Nathan Cooper, Dylan Hartley-Poulton, Oliver Marshall, Will McDonnell represented the District.

Playing record
Played 17 won 16 drew 0 lost 1 For 548 Ag 116
Results 2014-15
Player Statistics 2014-15

Under 16s Playing Honours
Yokshire Cup Finalist

Players Awards
Player of the Year - Jacob Bower
Most Improved Player - Jamie Highley
Coaches Forwards Award - Jack Davis
Coaches Backs Award - Sam Nunn
Players Player Award - Jacob Bower

Under 16's Squad
Lewis Ackroyd, Sam Bake, Jacob Bower, Will Bowers, Thomas Cockroft, Nathan Cooper, Jack Davis, Gregory Day, Will Fielden, Lewis Hilton, Jamie Highley, Oliver Marshall, James McHugh, Thomas Metcalfe, William McDonnell, Sam Nunn, James Robbins, Ben Rooney, Max Spolverato, Dylan Hartley-Poulton, James Robbins, Aaron Sheldrick, TD Cockroft

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Leisure and Playing Kit
If you require any kit please visit our online Club shop page. You can view items for sale and place an order. If your items are in stock they will be available to collect on the Sunday. If not in stock we will e-mail you with a delivery time.
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Photo albums

Rishworthians u16s Slideshow.
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Cup Final Players photos
Cup Final Coaches photos
Cup Final Squad photos
Cup Final Action photos
Reds v Doncaster
Reds v Preston Grasshoppers
Reds v WPL
Yorks Cup semi final Selby v Reds
Reds v Rochdale
Reds v Keighley

Quick Team Links

Access to the teams information
fixtures, results, reports and photos
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Interested in Sponsoring the Juniors
Anyone interested in sponsoring the Minis and Juniors please contact any of the coaches or people below. The amount can be as little as £5 upwards. The money goes into a pot to buy equipment such as balls, tag belts, tackle shields, training shirts, coaching tops, marker cones and poles. The list is endless there is always new equipment to buy or replace worn out equipment.

Please contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or phone 01422 371672

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