Minis and Youth rugby at CRFC

U7s to U18s


Welcome to the CRFC Minis and Youth Section of the Club.  We are a community rugby club that provides rugby coaching and games for children from the ages U6 through to Colts U18 (Boys) and girls U6-U12.  Women and Girls (W&G) U13, U15 & U18 have their own dedicated section within the Club.  We actively welcome players of all abilities and are structured such that we have coaching groups for every age group from U6-Colts.  

All our coaches hold relevant RFU coaching qualifications with many being former Club players themselves.  Naturally child welfare is at the very centre of everything that we do and all individuals involved within the M&Y section have the appropriate DBS checks and training. Should you have any queries or wish to find out more about what we do at the Club then please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the M&Y Committee or Coaches.

Alisdair Wood

Chairman CRFC M&Y

Mini & Juniors & Youth Coaching Contacts

Note: A child’s age group is determined by their age on the 1 Sept. egg a child who is 8 on the 1 Sept but turns 9 on the 23 Sept joins the U9s.  Dispensation to play up or down an age group can be given on a case by case basis. Further age groups contacts can also be seen under FIXTURES.

Minis & Juniors
U7 Head Coach Dan Nichole 07595 019220
U8 Head Coach Jim Iredale 07703 346748
U9 Head Coach Jim Cleaver 07771971355
U10 Head Coach Greg Dunlop 7741459000
U11 Head Coach Paul Bradley 7484820078
U12 Head Coach Henry Church 07852 205114
U13 Head Coach Rich Evans 07501 481711
U14 Head Coach Chris Thorn 07779120311
U15 Head Coach Robin Smith 07511 037300
U16 Head Coach Dave Shrimpton 07713863455

Head Coach Rob Harrison
Asst Coach Tony Howell
Team Manager Gareth Pugh
Andy Deacon (


Training takes place each week at the Club on the Whiteway at 1000hrs each Sunday for all age groups unless otherwise stated. Age group managers will keep respective players and parents up to date with the latest changes to training or match KOs

Additionally the Youth age groups train at the following times in the week:

U13 -     1900-2030 hrs Wednesday
U14 -     1900-2030 hrs Wednesday
U15 -     1900-2030 hrs Wednesday
U16 -     1830-2000 hrs Thursday
Colts      1830-2030 hrs Tuesday/Thursday with Seniors


All M&Y fixtures can be found here.

Kitchen Duties

Kitchen duty roster for each age group can be found on the main fixture list. Each age group takes turns to assist in the kitchen on home fixtures to help serve Teas/Coffees/Bacon Rolls. Full details of responsibilities can be found here.
Youth age groups, U13 upwards, are also required to assist heat/serve and tidy up after their home fixtures. Food will be provided by the Club in advance of your matches for both home and visiting teams.

Safe Guarding

The Club Safe Guarding policy and procedures can be foundhere

Coaching Development/Trg

In addition to the courses run by the RFU the County RDOs will co-ordinate more local initiatives to support Clubs and their coaches with their development.  CRFC Coaching Co-ordinator Martin Woodward leads on this for the Club and publicises events when dates/locations are confirmed.