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Under 14's Squad
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    2. Introduction
    3. Fixtures/Results
      1. u14s 2017-18
      2. u13s 2016-17
      3. u12s 2015-16
      4. u11s 2014-15
      5. u10s 2013-14
      6. u9s 2012-13
      7. u8s 2011-12
      8. u7s 2010-11
    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 12 at the 1st of September 2017.

The coaches for this age group are
Darren Grogan M 07971 780943 or e-mail d.grogan@ddporter.co.uk
Rod Freeman Tel: H 01422 884152 M 07836 206621 or e-mail rdrckfr@yahoo.co.uk
Gareth Grogan Tel: H 01422 834082 07401 223 071 or e-mail gingergrogs@hotmail.co.uk

When do the squad train
Thursday evening 6-7pm.
Always check the web site in case training is cancelled due to coaches unavailable or bad weather.

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Sunday Mornings 10:00 - Noon. Always check the fixture list to see if the squad are playing at home or away at other clubs.

How do I join
If you are interested in playing junior rugby come down to Copley on any training session or match day
or contact Dave Butler via e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk
Tel H 01422 371672 text 07767 128 414


Latest News - 2nd June

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

Assistant coaches
If there are any parents who would like to help with the coaching please contact Rod. We will arrange courses you can attend and develop your coaching skills.

Match reporters
We also would like a parent or parents to help with writing match reports for the website and the local newspaper.


Review of 2016-17 Season - Under 13's

The Sharks had a great start to junior rugby on a full size pitch only loosing one game before Xmas break at Morley. In the second half of the season there were just 2 defeats again at home to Morley and then in the e;the season winning just two games up to the Christmas break. No new players joined at the start of the season but several new players joined in December to boost the squad to 19 players. No games were played during December due to bad weather but it gave the coaches time to get the new players up to speed.

The second half of the season saw a big turnaround in fortunes losing just one regular game to Aireborough. They entered the Scunthorpe festival and won 2 games drew one and lost one to finish 3rd. In the Huddersfield festival they won 3 games drew one and lost three to finish 4th against some tough opposition. In the district festival they failed to qualify for the Yorkshire cup this season.

If they are able to keep this squad they should have a good season as u13s.

Under 13's playing record
P 22, Won 13, Lost 7, D 2, F 361, A 202
Leading try scorer was Harvey Oldroyd 44 tries, followed by Ben Kershaw 16 tries and Ethan Grogan 16 tries

Under 13's awards
Players player - Ted Grogan
Player of year - Ted Grogan
Coaches award - Seb Fahey
Most improved forward - Seth Bolton
Most improved back - Kian Cade
Leadership on the pitch - Benedict Freeman

The Under 13's Honours
Yorkshire Cup finalists

2016-17 Fixtures/Results & Match Reports

Under 13's Squad
Sami Azeb, Jon Baker, Seth Bolton, Kyle Bottomley, Kian Cade, George Casson, Jacob Chadwick, Max Didgiunaitis, Seb Fahey, Benedict Freeman, Ethan Grogan, Ted Grogan, Archie Horsfield, Francis McKenzie, Luke Shilito, Louis Whiteley, Matthew Wragg.


2017 - 18 Season - Under 14's

This season at under 13s level the squad move up to junior rugby and play on a full size pitch. will be the last season of mini rugby before they move up to 15 a side junior rugby on a full size pitch. There are a number of changes to the game. They play 13 a side rugby adding a number 8. Also converting a try is introduced and kicking the ball is permitted. In the forwards the scrum is now a 6 man scrum and lineouts and scrums are now contested. Games are played on a half size pitch.

We have a team of 3 coaches with RFU Coaching qualifications. They will ensure all players of all abilities have a pleasurable rugby experience in a safe and controlled environment. There are will be a number of players returning again this year but it would be great to see more new arrivals, both those who are encountering rugby for the first time or those who are looking to supplement some experience gained at school or other clubs. The emphasis is on enjoyment and team spirit through rugby. Winning is an enjoyable experience, but if you achieve pleasure from the game success often comes as a by-product.

Under 13s activities/skill development

The under 13s play 13 a side midi contact rugby on a half pitch. On match day Sundays the squad meet at 10am and train/warm up till 11am when the matches start. Some Sundays are dedicated to training/player development, these are on average one Sunday per month (see fixtures on the menu bar). For more information on the under 13s activities/development click on the link below.
Under 12s development


Leisure and Playing Kit

If you require any kit please visit our online Club shop page. You can view items for sale and place an order. If your items are in stock they will be available to collect on the Sunday. If not in stock we will e-mail you with a delivery time.
View and order items from the Club Shop



Interested in Sponsoring the Minis

Anyone interested in sponsoring the Minis 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


The minis and juniors are Sponsored by

PRB Technologies

The Booth Wood Inn

RMN Business Services

D and R Wild

Ian Smith  Building
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The Clubhouse, Copley
Halifax West Yorkshire
HX3 0UG
Telephone  01422 353919
e-mail  rugby@orrufc.co.uk
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