The Youth section at Guildfordians is the transition from Minis’ rugby and the pathway to seniors’ rugby.
Guildfordians provide the perfect pathway to learn rugby through the RFU Age Grade Framework, supported by our RFU Qualified Coaches and Senior Coaches and Players. The youth section currently consists of age groups from under 12’s (boys aged 11 and over) to under 17’s.
We train Sunday mornings on Stoke Park from 10:00 to 12:00 (currently staggered start times during COVID-19, so see website for more details). As well as midweek evening training at local floodlit 4G pitches (including Surrey Sports Park, Hoe Valley Sports Box and George Abbott School). We also play in the Surrey Waterfall competitions and leagues.
Guildfordians cater for players of all ability levels, from experienced players to players just being introduced to the game. Every player is important us!
We provide a safe and enjoyable environment to help develop players. Our focus as coaches is to develop players to be better next week than they were in the previous week, to be part of a team, have fun and enjoy rugby. The club upholds the RFU core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
Our ambition is to play an attractive, competitive brand of rugby that is enjoyed by players coaches and parents.
The Guildfordians youth section work closely with our senior players and coaches. They support our age group coaches at training sessions to provide skills based and game practices, to help players excel and to show there are opportunities for them in the senior teams at the club.
At this present time in 2020 we are slowly starting to get back into training on Stoke Park, abiding to the government and RFU guidelines. Training currently has an emphasis on fitness and touch rugby, whilst also including some individual skills.
We are always looking for new players of all abilities to join our U12s, U13s, U14s, U16s and U17s age groups.
Some 11 year olds may experience rugby for the first year at Senior schools so why not come and join us on Stoke Park on a Sunday morning to experience some more.
If you interested in joining a very welcoming and friendly rugby club in the heart of Guildford, please contact:
Paul Derham – Youth Chairman and Coach