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Hampshire RFC U15 Boys 2019/20 season  


Dear U15 Parents, Guardians, Managers / Coaches or School PE Staff / Rugby Teachers,


Nominations are now requested for players that wish to be considered for the Hampshire RFC U15 Squad for 2019/20.


Key Objectives for the U15 squad

  • To deliver a fun and safe experience for all players
  • To enable players to grow and develop to the best of their ability (at this point in their development)
  • To prepare players for County U16, London Irish DPP and beyond


Eligibility Criteria

  • Play for a Hampshire registered Club or School
  • Live at a Hampshire address/postcode

Match Day & Training Programme 2019/20 season


26/01/2020         Trials / Assessment at Havant RFC Registration opens 12:30 (trials run from 13:00-15:30) 

09/02/2020         Final Assessment at Gosport & Fareham RFC Registration 12:30 (trials run from 13:00 to 16:00)        

21/02/2020         Pre-match training at Havant RFC from 19:00 to 21:00     

23/02/2020         Surrey (H) at Havant RFC KO 14:00           

13/03/2020         Pre-match training at Havant RFC from 19:00 to 21:00     

15/03/2020         Middlesex (A) KO and Venue TBC           

27/03/2020         Pre-match training at Havant RFC from 19:00 to 21:00     

29/03/2020         Berkshire (H) at Havant RFC KO 14:00  


Nomination window: December 5th to January 4th 2020


There will only be a single U15 squad (32 players) this season, so competition for selection will be extremely tough and nominations should be carefully considered in order to avoid disappointment.


We require that ALL nominations must be made by either the club lead coach or the school head of rugby/PE and that a detailed player assessment form to be completed for each nominated player.


Myself and the coaching team reserve the right to pre-select from the nominations, so please note that just submitting a nomination DOES NOT guarantee a place at the first trials on the 26th January.


A list of players who we will select for the first trials will be published no later than 14thJan 2020.


Please complete the Nomination/Assessment Form for all nominees, whether they are part of the London Irish DPP system or not, and return to Mike Greenslade, Hampshire U15 Team Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Key actions to take:


  1. Lead Coaches or School Masters:Submit fully completed player Nomination/Assessment forms no later than Saturday 4thJanuary 2020
    • Only players with a completed assessment form will be considered by the coaching team who will then select those who will be invited to trials on the 26th January
    • There is no limit on how many players you can nominate, but be mindful we will only select a squad of 32 players
  2. Players,Parents,Guardians: Look out for chosen list of players that will be invited to trial, which will be published on the HRFU website no later than Tuesday 14th January 2020


We look forward to receiving your considered player nominations and working with the selected squad.


Kind regards,

Mike Greenslade                                             Rich Neil

Hampshire U15 Manager              Hampshire U15 Head Coach

We have managed to have the 20% discount on all travel with Wightlink renewed for 2020.


Click here for the document which can be issued to teams or downloaded through a special page regarding travel maybe.


It explains how to make your bookings and the discount.


The offer is valid until the end of 2020, it will be reviewed towards October/November time ready for 2021.


It is only to be used for Club and School RUGBY teams and fixture travel, any personal use may compromise the continuation of the discount prices for everyone.


Scam emails are doing the round again - some are asking...

are you free at the moment?
Others are about 'free iTunes vouchers'.
A reminder to ignore them and do not open any attachments report all such emails to -
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London Irish are running an Open coaches evening in the new year now as it has been postponed.


Updates will be sent in the new year.


Apply direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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