County Under 17s rugby is a step up in pace and ability from most club, school or college rugby, encouraging you to perform outside your comfort zone.
Under 17s is completely open to ALL players regardless of the level of club, school or college rugby being played. If you are good enough, you will be selected. Over the years, Under 17s 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 17s have a proud record of development and are keen to maintain and a strong ambition to progress.
The Under 17s also provides a route to the County Under 18s; 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 / school / college / 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 17s 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 County games.
This is an ideal opportunity for you to get the recognition you deserve or have missed out in earlier years.
- Sunday 12th January 2020 – Assessment from 2pm to 4.30pm
- Sunday 26th January 2020 – Assessment from 2pm to 4.30pm
- Friday 31st January 2020 – Training from 7pm to 9pm
- Friday 21st February 2020 – Training from 7pm to 9pm
- Friday 28th February 2020 – Training from 7pm to 9pm
- Friday 3rd April 2020 – Training from 7pm to 9pm
- Friday 24th April 2020 – Training from 7pm to 9pm
For further information or to find out how to get involved in Under 17s rugby, please contact:
Mark Kirwin, Age Grade Director
Under 17s Team Management 2019-2020
- Head Coach – Mark Clarke
- Assistant Coach (Backs) – Shane Harrison
- Assistant Coach (Forward) – James Clark
- Support Coaches – Ben Wilson, Sam Colmer
- Team Manager – Gordon McMeekan