Welcome to the Under 16 Age Group at Cambridge Rugby Club.
We are a friendly collection of rugby enthusiasts drawing boys from over 20 schools in and around Cambridge all enjoying a great rugby experience. We have boys who have played together, at Cambridge, from the age of 5 through to half a dozen or so new starters to the 2014/2015 Season. We are very keen to encourage new joiners to the group and guarantee a warm welcome. We have boys who have been with us for 9 years, which is testament to the ethos of the group.
At this age, we have had a season in the youth section and the game is played in contact and with competitive matches involving 15 players a side on a full size pitch, with scrums and conversion kicks. We play with an overriding ethos of participation and giving one’s best. The volunteer coaches are all aware that the game can be technical at times and that each child will develop at a different pace. We encourage players to try all positions to gain knowledge, from experience and develop tactics and decision making all within fun-filled Sundays mornings at Volac Park, Grantchester Road, Cambridge.
Amongst our success stories, we have a handful of players who are on the books of Northampton Rugby Club, as well as one of our star players representing England Lambs public schools.
We play competitive matches against all the major Rugby Clubs within the area, and participate in all the local Festivals and County Cup competitions. We aim to field two sides in most club fixtures where we are able to allow teams of mixed ability to progress together whilst at Tournaments we will field an A side in pursuit of silverware. We try to combine fielding the most competitive side, with giving all the boys as much game time as possible.
Finally, we aim to organise a tour every year, which gives the boys a chance to play against new, international, opponents, as well as giving the parents a chance to have a little fun too. We've been to Dublin, Limerick, and Cork for the last 3 years, and are planning a trip to Toulon Rugby Club next year.
Parents and kids - come along and give it a go!