Welcome to the U11s at Rosslyn Park – Middlesex and Surrey Champions
(for children born after 1st September 2002 and before 31st August 2003 – Year 6)
Park U11s on our Cornwall pre-season training camp
At U11s we play contact rugby. This is in line the the RFU Continuum, which is a playing pathway to introduce the game of rugby to young players. There are 3 stages starting with tag rugby for U7/U8s, mini rugby for U9/U10s, and midi rugby for U11/U12s, so that by U13s the players are ready to play the full 15-a-side game. The key difference for the players this year is that we gain two second row forwards, a full back and introduce kicking into the game.
Sections of the U11 Website
For details of our previous seasons click on these links
We train once a week in Richmond Park on a Sunday morning starting at 9:00am for 2 hours, with festivals and friendlies throughout the year for all teams.
In line with RFU policy all players must wear a mouthguard and at Park we also expect every player to wear a scrumcap.
This is one of the largest year groups currently at Rosslyn Park though we are always keen to see new faces. Although we are very proud of our achievements winning the Middlesex and Surrey titles the best statistic in the squad is that over 80 players won a festival outright last year. Players are moved up and down our squads as they all progress (and grow) at different rates.
We have a large number of RFU Level 1 and 2 qualified coaches, certified first aiders and RFU qualified referees for our set up. We actively encourage parents to get involved, and support those who want to take qualifications, so there are enough for all the players to have a great time. All first aiders, coaches and referees are CRB checked.
Joining the U11s
For details on joining please look at the Joining Page.
If you have any specific questions around joining the U11s at Rosslyn Park please contact the Head Coach – Richard White.
U11 Guiding Principles
As a group of players, coaches and parents we have evolved the following set of principles for how we approach our rugby.
- Ensure a competitive, fun environment
- Build a strong sense of teamship within the player groups
- Build a strong sense of identity with Rosslyn Park Football Club
- Treat players, coaches, referees and parents with respect at all times
- Recognise and celebrate successes in a positive, supportive environment (from a good pass to a try-saving tackle to winning a tournament)
- Looking to grow the squads and players towards the full 15 aside and Sevens game in line with the RFU Continuum
- Focus on running, passing, catching and tackling skills to create rounded players
- Send as many teams as possible to tournaments so all players have these great experiences
- Competitive selection with the best players in the best squads, selected on form, attitude and attendance
- If players play well we will look to move them up through the squads (some of our best A team players were in the Cs and Ds previously)
- If players are absent for a tournament or for a period of training they will not be automatically put back into that squad
- Movement between the squads enables players to develop in different environments and roles (leadership and responsibility as well as team positions)
Results and Match Reports this season
More detailed match reports and pictures get posted to our Facebook page.
November 17th – Land Rover Cup and Reeds C
Displaying their unceasing appetite for A team competition the Obolenskys are heading to Reading Abbey RFC for London Irish’s round of the Land Rover Premiership Cup.
The Ciprianis head to Reeds C.
November 10th – London Welsh Midi Festival
This weekend the Ripleys and Obolenskys took the short trip to the Old Deer Park to take part in the London Welsh Midi Festival against local opposition (Welsh, Richmond, Reeds & Ealing) and a well drilled Llanishen side we met last year at Ealing. Match reports are on the Facebook page but we won both trophies and conceded no tries.
November 3rd – Grasshoppers B and Lambs Trials
This weekend saw an enjoyable visit by Battersea Ironsides’ development sides to work with the Rowlands and Ciprianis. The Obolenskys went to the Grasshoppers B festival.
At the Oratory School Rosslyn Park fielded 10 of the 48 players that trialled for the Independent Schools SE side. These players came from the Ripleys, Obolenskys and the Ciprianis and were nominated by their schools for the trials. 4 will now have to face their teammates on the 23rd February.
October 27th – Park C
The Rowlands had a great run out winning three of their matches to set up what would be the decider against a powerful and well drilled Battersea Ironsides out fit who had also won their three previous contests. Playing some great rugby Battersea proved to be just too strong and the Rowlands finished as Runners Up.
October 20th – Brighton A, Rosslyn Park B and London Scottish Dev
Park sent 4 year groups to Brighton’s inaugural festival and all came home undefeated with the silverware. Christian’s report is up on Facebook.
The Ciprianis went to London Scottish Dev and played some great rugby as they continue to gel and help some of our newer players learn the game.
Sadly Park B was cancelled due to waterlogged pitches.
October 13th – Rosslyn Park A and Reeds B
Bucket loads of rain but the pitches at the Kings House Sportsgrounds were immaculate and the festival went on. Following up a late call the Obolenskys balanced the pools and played well. The Ripleys scored the most tries and conceded none. Christian’s match report is on facebook but the quality of the opposition throughout the Under 11s event made the event special to watch.
At Reeds a depleted Rowlands team played well in the face of strong opposition.
October 6th – Windsor A, Warlingham B and Richmond Development Festival
The Ripleys retained their Windsor title scoring twenty and conceding one which the official score sheets later chose to ignore. Scores across the board were closer than last year and a number of sides have gained new faces or seen promotions from within. As ever this promises to be a closely contested age group between the top Middlesex and Surrey sides. The full match report is on the U11s Facebook page.
The Rowlands went to the Warlingham B festival – a first visit for the Park. On a day when they couldn’t seem to get into gear they ended up not making it out of the pool stages. The final was won by a strong side from East Grinstead. At the Richmond Development Festival the Ciprianis had also lost some of the spark from the WLL the week before. They return to training this weekend in the Park to regroup for London Scottish on the 20th.
September 29th – Wimbledon B and the West London League
The Obolenskys got their season off to a storming start winning at Wimbledon B with 28 successfully converted tries for and none conceded. The full match report is on the U11s Facebook page.
The Ciprianis had a cracking match at the West London League against London Irish before being edged 2-0 by a strong Ealing C side in their second match. A good start to the season for a team with a fair few faces new to club rugby.
August 29th / Spetmeber 1st – Pre-season Training Camp
The new Under 11s returned to Cornwall for a weekend of rugby, surfing, bodyboarding and fun. On the rugby side we were superbly looked after by Redruth and Newquay. Whilst it was too early in the season to be allowed to play competitive games on the Saturday we benefited from coaching by the Exeter Chiefs academy staff and got to train on the old Cornwall County ground. Hellfire Corner looked a lot more appealing in the summer sun than in the memories of the former adult Park players. On the Sunday we continued the mixed training format with the Newquay Hornets rounding out the rugby side of the tour with some great games between mixed Newquay / Park sides.
|Rosslyn Park U11s 2013-14|
|Ripleys (As)||England Lambs U11 SE @ Park||23rd February|
|Sutton & Epsom A Festival||2nd February|
|England Lambs SW @ Millfield School||26th January|
|London Welsh A Festival||Winners|
|Brighton A Festival||Winners|
|Rosslyn Park A Festival||Winners|
|Windsor A Festival||Winners|
|Obolenskys (Bs)||Rosslyn Park B||Winners|
|Land Rover Premiership Cup (Reading Abbey)||4 bonus point wins out of 4|
|London Welsh B Festival||Winners|
|Grasshoppers B Festival||3rd|
|Rosslyn Park A Festival||7th|
|Wimbledon B Festival||Winners|
|Rowlands (C1s)||West London League (Ealing)||TBA|
|West London League (London Irish)||26th January|
|West London League (Teddington)||Winners – P3 W3|
|Rosslyn Park C||Runners Up|
|Sutton & Epsom C||20th October|
|Warlingham B||2nd in Pool|
|Ciprianis (C2s)||West London League (Ealing)||TBA|
|West London League (London Irish)||26th January|
|West London League (Teddington)||P3 W2 – only lost to Park|
|Reeds C||Runners Up|
|London Scottish||Pool Stages|
|Richmond Development Festival||W1, L3|
|West London League – Round 1 (Rosslyn Park)||Runners Up (P1, L1)|