Chris Gomersal - Vice Chairman of Youth
(Acting for Gary Sloan, who is currently recovering from an operation. We all wish him a speedy recovery)
Fixtures for this Season - A work in progress
In response to the RFU’s introduction of Age Grade Rugby in 2016, Surrey Rugby have made significant changes to the competition playing calendar for the youth age groups Under 12 – Under 18 - sweeping aside the traditional league structure in favour of a more dynamic and incrementally progressive competition menu organised by Surrey Rugby and the Clubs, and designed to allow young players to develop and learn the game at their own pace.
Surrey have determined that for the 2018/19 season the U17 and U18 age groups will be one ‘Academy’ age group and clubs may enter teams separately as U17 or U18 or as a combined Colts team.
There will be 2 competitions organised by Surrey as follows:
1 ) A season long Waterfall Cup for those clubs who are confident of being able to field a team throughout the season.
2 ) Post Christmas, Surrey will run a 10s competition which is aimed at players of all abilities including those returning from private schools. Surrey are encouraging the fuller 15-a-side format to be played if both teams have player availability.
Please check back here, and under the respective age group in the Youth section, to access the latest up to date details of fixtures, festivals and tournaments.