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Welcome to the CRFC Minis and Youth section.
We are a community Rugby Club that provides rugby coaching and games for children from the ages U6 through to Colts U18 (Boys). Girls U6-U11 are very much part of the Minis section and are integrated with the boys, however Girls U13, U15 & U18 have been a struggle to sustain so in the short term we cannot accommodate these age groups. 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.

David Reeves, Chairman Cirencester Rugby

Mini & Juniors & Youth Coaching Contacts

James Mullholland 07872 554559
Matt Harman 07719 407543 | Paul Bradley 07484 820078
Jim Iredale 07703 346748 | Megan Stow 07511 045845
Jim Cleaver 07771 971355
Greg Dunlop 07741 459000 | Megan Stow 07511 045845
Paul Bradley 07484 820078

U12 Phil Kent 07836 525150
U14 Rich Evans 07501 481711
U15 Chris Thorn 07779 120311
U16 Nick Serle 07976 837442

Dave Shrimpton 07961 069783
Tony Howell

Ladies & Girls
Please contact DoR Andy Deacon (

Note: A child’s age group is determined by their age on the 1 Sept. eg 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.

All M&Y fixtures can be found here:

Training takes place each week at the Club on the Whiteway at 10.00hrs 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 KO.

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/Training
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.