Youth Management Team
West Norfolk RUFC Youth section provides rugby for children of all ages and abilities. The Youth Boys Section provides for children from 12 years old (under 13s) up to 18, at which age they can join the senior section.
All age groups adhere to the RFU Age Grade Rugby Regulations (rfu.com/Regulations) Regulation 15. Age Grade Rugby is a playing and coaching pathway by which clubs and schools introduce rugby in stages so that by the Under 14 group, players have the skills and knowledge to participate in the full 15-a-side game. Each stage has its own rules distinguishing it from the adult game. This progression accommodates the changing developmental abilities of children as they mature, with the emphasis on the improvement of individual skills through purposeful and enjoyable activity. Provision is made for testing these skills in match situations during a limited number of competitive fixtures and festivals/tournaments each season.
The enjoyment and safeguarding of children is of paramount importance at West Norfolk RUFC and we are committed to providing opportunities for all children to play rugby in a friendly, fun and safe environment. For a beginner’s guide to rugby’s rules and regulations, please visit rfu.com.
All coaches are DBS checked (this is reviewed and maintained as required), First Aid certified and have RFU Coaching Certifications.
Training runs from September to April on Sundays from 11:30am for the youths, with additional training being trialed for the following age groups on the following days:
Core Youth training – Sundays: 11:30-13:00
U15s – Tuesdays: 18:00-19:00
U13s – Tuesdays: 18:30-20:00
U14s – Wednesdays: 18:30-20:00
U16s – Wednesdays: 18:30-20:00
U13s – Thursdays: 18:30-20:00
U18s – Thursdays: 19:00-20:30