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Welcome to the u14's squad
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    1. Home
    2. Introduction
    3. Fixtures/Results
      1. u14s 2019-20
      2. u13s 2018-19
      3. u12s 2017-18
      4. u11s 2016-17
      5. u10s 2015-16
      6. u9s 2014-15
      7. u8s 2013-14
      8. u7s 2012-13
    4. Previous Seasons
    5. Teams
      1. Under 16s
      2. Under 15s
      3. Under 14s
      4. Under 13s
    6. Honours

Under 14's Information

Welcome to the under 14's page. This age group is for children in the school year 9 age group starting on 1st September, i.e. children aged 13 at the 1st of September 2019.

The coaches for this age group are
Don Mackenzie Tel H 01422 364317 M 07976 497 570
or e-mail donmac@blueyonder.co.uk

John Horsfield Tel; H 01422 882771 M 01422 882 771
or e-mail horspower@btinternet.com

Gary Morris Tel; H 01422 352312 M 07809 678 393
or e-mail garymorris8376@googlemail.com

When do the squad train
The squad train from August to May on a Sunday Morning when not playing matches

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 10:30 - Noon.

How do I join
New players boys or girls are always welcome to join during the season. If you are interested in playing mini contact rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day when the squad are at home.
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or telephone 01422 371672 Mobile 07767 128 414


Under 14's Latest News - 2nd July

There are a few roles we would like parents to help with and take some of the workload off the coaches.

Match reporters
We are looking for a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper. Its not a time consuming task or requires knowledge of rugby. We just like to record the match results and who scored the tries. The players do like to see their names in the paper and on the website

Team manager
We require a team manager to help with the administration and welcome any new players to the squad and ensure they become RFU registered and have a player ID card to allow them to play competitive games.


Review of 2018 - 19 Season - The Under 13's

The u13s squad were the surprise team this season with six new players boosting the squad to 26 players. After losing their opening game they went on to win most of their games just losing 5 matches all season. In the Yorkshire Cup they had a great run to reach the semi final but lost to Otley. The new players made a big impact with the squad and 3 of the six finished as the top try scorers

Under 13's playing record
P 15 Won 10, Lost 5, F 630, A 265
Leading try scorer was Max Merta 24 tries, followed by Tom Webster 18 tries and Tyler Southernwood 14 tries
There were a few games not reported towards the end of the season

The Under 13's Awards
Tyler Southernwood won the best newcomer player award.
Daniel McLeod won the coaches award.
Sam Ackroyd won the player of the year trophy.
Max Merta won the Players player of the year

The Under 13's Honours
Yorkshire Cup semi finalists.

Click here for under 13s Fixtures/Results

Under 13's Squad:
Sam Ackroyd, Ethan Cooke, Lewis Crossley, Frank Darby, Arthur Davies, Daniel Dean, Charlie Denton, Toby Didgiunaitis, Jack-Henry Drummond, Bradley Drury, Ethan Dyson, Rowan Harrison-Walker, Vaughan Hibbert, Connor Hickling, Charles Horsfield, Leo Kemp, Alexander Lakidis, Toby Ledger, Edwin MacKenzie, Daniel McLeod, Max Merta, Oliver Morris, Tyler Southernwood, Jake Thomas, Tom Webster, Blake Wood Aiden Wright


2019 - 20 Season - The Under 14's

This season the squad play 13 a side contact rugby adding a number 8 to the pack and a major change they play on a full size pitch. There is unlimited competition for the ball at the tackle or break down in play and the scrum is a 6 man contested scrum. Players are allowed to kick the ball and call for a Mark. So quite a lot of new skills to develop this season and plenty of work on fitness to get around the pitch.

We are always looking for new players to join and boost the squad numbers. Unless we have a big intake of players we will only run one team with unlimited inter changes so everyone gets a game. During training sessions the squad is often split into 2 groups, the experienced players and the new player development squad. This allows the new players to learn the basic skills at their own pace and when up to speed can transfer to the experienced player squad.

So if you are an experienced player or new to the game just come down on a Sunday morning 10am - Noon September to April for some free taster sessions before deciding to join. We are based in Copley and please check the under 11s fixture list to see when they are training or have home games, remember some weeks they play away games at other clubs.


Under 14s activities/skill development

District Representation Opportunity
Core skills as previous groups.
Develop the ability to play the whole
Develop creative back play.
Develop basic patterns of play.
Develop further the kicking skills (include kicking for goal)
Introduce and develop uncontested lineouts (with a basic understanding of using calls)
Changes in a player’s position will continue as players to continue to grow and mature.
Develop a deeper understanding of the roles of each playing position.
Under 14s Boys only
Maximum numbers - 15 + 8 player scrum - no pick up
Match pitch size (m) – 100 x 70 and run
Max mins per half – 25 + Kicking at goal
Max mins per day – 80 + Lineout with uncontested catch. See Appendix A
Under 14s match rules


Interested in Sponsoring the Lions

Anyone interested in sponsoring the squad please contact any of the coaches or people below. The amount can be as little as £5 upwards. The money goes into a pot to buy equipment such as balls, tag belts, tackle shields, training shirts, coaching tops, marker cones and poles. The list is endless there is always new equipment to buy or replace worn out equipment.

Please contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
or phone 01422 371672


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Halifax West Yorkshire
HX3 0UG
Telephone  01422 353919
e-mail  rugby@orrufc.co.uk
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