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Welcome to the Under 16s Home Page.
The U16s section at Staines RFC is a thriving age group.
WE HAVE STARTED FITNESS TRAINING IN PREPARATION FOR NEXT SEASON.
COME ALONG ON A TUESDAY EVENING 6:30pm-8:00pm TO GET IN SHAPE FOR THE UP-COMING SEASON


Staines U16s welcome all new players and those who may just fancy coming down to see what it is all about. We are a friendly crowd and are welcoming to new starters, so pop along for a couple of free training sessions and see if you fancy playing. Or contact Nigel, the Manager or one of the coaches for more details (see below). We will be playing in a brand new style of kit (free!) next season courtesy of our sponsor KELWAY. U16s rugby is played on a full-sized pitch with 15 players per side.

U16s:

Eight of our players are Young Rugby Ambassadors for the RWC 2015. Their aim is to promote the game of rugby and its core values Teamwork Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship (TREDS) to encourage others to get involved in the game.
We have 6 qualified coaches, all CRB/DBS checked. Four of the coaches and nine of the players are also qualified referees. We U16s have a philosophy that those who come to train will play. Of course this policy has safety at the very core of our decision making. We will not play players who we consider are unprepared or who do not have the skills or physical fitness to be able to cope. But we do give newcomers game-time.
We train on Tuesday evenings under floodlights from 6:30pm to 8pm. There is an optional fitness session on Thursday evening too. During the season (Sept-May) we either train or play on Sundays, kick-off usually 11am, meet at 10:00am. We have a full fixture list this season, playing 7 League games in Herts. & Middlesex League 4. The rest are friendlies which we play home and away locally.
We are pleased to announce that we will be getting input from the First Team coaching team this season. This is great news. The U16s will be benefitting from a full-time RFU Coach and two professional internationals from Wasp along with a highly qualified conditioning coach. The first team players will also be available for micro-sessions, helping the boys with technique and giving other advice. They will also guide the U16 coaches as to best practice and we are certain that the players will benefit greatly from this input.
For all our games, home and away this season the boys turn out in polos shirts (white shirts and Club ties after League games). At home matches we will feed our own boys and the opposition with proper food that they require after a tough game. This food is cooked and served by our own parents. We do try to have social events too, some parents going out on nights out, the boys being taken paintballing and bowling, go-karting and going on cycling days out.