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Under 16's Squad
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    1. Home
    2. Introduction
    3. Fixtures/Results
      1. u16s 2019-20
      2. u15s 2018-19
      3. u14s 2017-18
      4. u13s 2016-17
      5. u12s 2015-16
      6. u11s 2014-15
      7. u10s 2013-14
      8. u9s 2012-13
      9. u8s 2011-12
      10. u7s 2010-11
    4. Previous Seasons
    5. Teams
      1. Under 16s
      2. Under 15s
      3. Under 14s
      4. Under 13s
    6. Honours

Under 16's Information

Welcome to the under 16's page. This age group is for children in the school year 11 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 15 at the 1st of September 2019.

The coaches for this age group are
Darren Grogan M 07971 780943 or e-mail d.grogan@ddporter.co.uk
Rod Freeman Tel: H 01422 884152 M 07836 206621 or e-mail rdrckfr@yahoo.co.uk
Gareth Grogan Tel: H 01422 834082 07401 223 071 or e-mail gingergrogs@hotmail.co.uk

When do the squad train
Tuesday evening 6-7pm.
Always check the web site in case training is cancelled due to coaches unavailable or bad weather.

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 10:00 - Noon. Always check the fixture list to see if the squad are playing at home or away at other clubs.

How do I join
If you are interested in playing junior rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
Tel H 01422 371672 text 07767 128 414

Latest News - 2nd June

There are a few roles we would like parents to help with and take some of the workload off the coaches.

Assistant coaches
If there are any parents who would like to help with the coaching please contact Rod. We will arrange courses you can attend and develop your coaching skills.

Match reporters
We also would like a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper.

Review of 2018-19 Season - Under 15's

The u15s had another excellent season and lost just 1 game up to the Xmas break but during February they were hit by injuries and had to cancel 5 games. They regrouped during March and enjoyed a good run in to the end of season losing just 2 games. In the Yorkshire Cup they lost to Harrogate in the semi final and again to Harrogate in the final at the Heaton Moor Festival.

Congratulations to Ted Grogan who attended the ERDPP trials and gave a good account of himself to be selected for Yorkshire. He played in all their county matches abs scored several tries.

It was not a good season for player recruitment as the squad failed to attract any newe new players.

Under 15's playing record
P 25, Won 20, Lost 4, D 1, F 638, A 351
Leading try scorer was Kian Cade 19 tries, followed by Adil Haider 17 tries and Ted Grogan 16 tries

Under 15's awards
Player of year - Sammy Hopkinson
Coaches award - Jacob Chadwick
Most improved forward - Denis Hopley

The Under 15's Honours
Yorkshire Cup semi-finalists

2018-19 Fixtures/Results & Match Reports

Under 15's Squad
Jon Baker, Seth Bolton, Kyle Bottomley, Kian Cade, George Casson, Jacob Chadwick, Max Didgiunaitis, Seb Fahey, Benedict Freeman, Ethan Grogan, Ted Grogan, Adil Haider, Sammy Hopkinson, Dennis Hopley, Archie Horsfield, Francis McKenzie, Sam Mindham, Dylan Parry, Luke Shilito, Louis Whiteley, Matthew Wragg.

2018 - 19 Season - Under 15's

This season the squad will be able to test themselves at a higher level if they show our coaches they have developed enough to be put forward for the ERDPP trials. Last season Seb Fahey, Ted Grogan, Jon Baker and Jacob Chadwick had ERDPP trials and acquitted themselves well.

We have a team of 3 coaches with RFU Coaching qualifications. They will ensure all players of all abilities have a pleasurable rugby experience in a safe and controlled environment. There will be a number of players returning again this year but it would be great to see more new arrivals, both those who are encountering rugby for the first time or those who are looking to supplement some experience gained at school or other clubs. The emphasis is on enjoyment and team spirit through rugby. Winning is an enjoyable experience, but if you achieve pleasure from the game success often comes as a by-product.

Under 15s activities/skill development

The under 15s play 15 a side contact rugby on a full size pitch. On match day Sundays the squad meet at 10am and train/warm up till 11am when the matches start.

There is an opportunity to play at a higher level with County Representative rugby.
Fitness to be effective for the whole game aligned with the core skills of running, passing kicking and tackling.
Start to look at a players core muscle development
Further develop unit play in a team context, enhanced by effective communication.
Continue to develop uncontested lineouts (with a basic understanding of using calls).
Develop basic patterns of play. Developing an understanding of attack strategies and subsequent tactics aligned with the ability and skills to execute in either direction.
Develop basic defensive systems eg man on man and drift.
Changes in a player’s position will continue as players to continue to grow and mature
Players may now be suited to "training to compete" to a greater degree.
Management of parent and player expectation is important at this age group.
Lineout with uncontested catch - lift is permitted.
Match duration 30 minutes each way.
Introduce size 5 ball.

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.
View and order items from the Club Shop

Ted Grogan

Congratulations to Ted Grogan who has been selected for the u15s Yorkshire County squad.Ted scored twice playing at centre in Yorkshire’s 64 - 0 win over Staffordshire played at Wheatley Hills on Sunday.
Ted is also selected to play against Lancashire on 31st March at Morley RUFC followed by Cheshire on 14th April at Stockport RUFC.

Interested in Sponsoring the Juniors

Anyone interested in sponsoring the 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

The minis and juniors are Sponsored by

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