County Under 20s rugby is a step up in pace and ability from most club, college or university rugby, encouraging you to perform outside your comfort zone.
Under 20s is completely open to ALL players regardless of the level of club, college or university rugby being played. If you are good enough, you will be selected. Over the years, Under 20s rugby has been a fantastic platform for players to showcase their skills and it has created many opportunities to network to higher level rugby.
Oxfordshire RFU Under 20s have a proud record of development and are keen to maintain and a strong ambition to progress.
Divisional and England pathway
After each Championship game, players are graded on their performance, offering the chance for further progression through to South-West Division and then further grading and games lead to England Counties representative rugby. Under 20s rugby is specifically aimed at those players with talent but that have not already achieved elite status.
The Under 20s also provides a route to the Senior County XV; providing an opportunity for players to be involved in Oxfordshire for years to come.
As a player, our coaching team is very aware that you already have club / college / university / work commitments. Therefore our training sessions focus mainly on unit and team practices and structure, with limited contact.
Our coaching team needs your commitment as the standard that Under 20s play at requires good quality preparation. The normal level of commitment is around 5 – 6 training sessions (with a couple being held pre tournament) as well as the Championships games which are played on Sundays.
This is an ideal and possible last opportunity for you to get the recognition you deserve or have missed out in earlier years.
For further information or to find out how to get involved in Under 20s rugby, please contact:
Under 20s Head Coach