Old Pats Under 16


The Old Pats U16’s is made up of over fifty active players divided into two mixed ability squads. Our Head Coach, David Jones, who has worked with the majority of the players since they were U9’s, oversees both squads providing interesting and challenging training sessions that are designed to maximise the potential of each and every player.

Each squad has a team of coaches who are dedicated to the development of all our players under the guidance of David.

The squads train and play their home matches at Bourneside School, Bourneside Road, Cheltenham. Other home matches will be played at Everest Road. Training is generally between 10.30 and midday every Sunday, unless we have matches when the times may vary. All training and match day information is communicated to parents and carers via our Teamo management app.

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Our ethos

The Old Patesians Junior section exists to encourage children and young adults to develop as rugby and team players throughout their time with us.

Our aim is that they maintain their participation in the sport throughout their junior years and progress to our senior section. To this end, the rugby environment we create for our young players must be safe, fun and inclusive. We welcome players of all standards, irrespective of ability or experience.

Our Club Ethos, based around the RFU core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline & Sportsmanship (TREDS), is at the very heart of everything we think and do to make this happen.

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This season

We are looking forward to the 2021-22 season, which will be our final one before the players move on to the Colts in 2022-23. 

We have a very busy training and fixture schedule that starts in September and concludes in May 2022. This will see us play both home and away fixtures against most of the local teams in Gloucestershire and a few beyond our County. We always look for a positive attitude from all our players that includes their commitment to fellow players and the club.

This is our final season before we migrate the boys to the Colts Squad, which will have a slightly different structure that fits with the players as they mature both as players and into young adults. All the coaching staff are relishing the new season ahead and looking forward to watching every player’s progress and ongoing development.

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Message from the Team Manager and Head Coach

Alistair Armstrong Old Pats Junior Chairman

Alistair Armstrong

U16 Team Manager
David Jones

David Jones

U16 Head Coach

We are all looking forward to a busy 2021/22 season following the disruptions caused by COVID 19 in 2020/21. We have a squad of over fifty players and divide them into two flexible teams. The 2021/22 season will see all our players involved with their continuing development based around the RFU’s TREDS values. We are conscious of the amount of rugby that some of our players will be involved with and this will be closely managed to balance playing time and recovery time.

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2021-22 fixtures

19/09/2021Chosen Hill AC-C
OCTOBER03/10/2021StowHW 22-12
17/10/2021NewentHW 29-7
24/10/2021Old LuctoniansAL 7 - 0
31/10/2021NewburyAW 12 - 37
NOVEMBER07/11/2021PainswickHL 22 - 27
CliftonAL 40 - 7
21/11/2021LonglevensAW 12 - 22
28/11/2021CirencesterHW 44 - 30
DECEMBER05/12/2021StroudAL 35 - 1
12/12/2021Chepstow/Christmas Club DayHC-C
26/12/2021Boxing Day
New Years
09/01/2022WorcesterHW 12 - 10
16/01/2022Old LuctoniansHCANCELLED
StroudHW 26 - 10
LedburyHW 38 - 20
Half Term
MARCH06/03/2022NewentAL 26 - 24
StowAW 0 - 19
20/03/2022StowAD 31 - 31
27/03/2022Forrest Combination
W 22 - 24
10/04/2022Easter Holidays
Easter Holidays

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Coaching team and officials

The majority of the coaches have been with the squad since since its debut at U9 back in 2014.  Many had become acquainted in the bacon sandwich queue at Tag run by Chris Raymond.

All coaches have participated in most, if not all, of the squad’s tours that’s seen us compete against teams at South Moulton, Tiverton, Beaconsfield and Richmond where we played Quins and London Scottish in the Legends Tour.  Like the players, our coaches have forged long-lasting friendships so don’t be at all surprised to see some of us still doing the BBQ at the 2030 Club Day!

Alistair Armstrong Old Pats Junior Chairman

Alistair Armstrong

Team Manager
David Jones

David Jones

Head Coach
Hugo Hunton

Hugo Hunton

Tom Perris

Tom Perris

Dean Stephens

Dean Stephens

Paul Unsworth

Paul Unsworth

Rob Toomey

Rob Toomey

Pete Warwicker

Pete Warwicker

Robin Lyftogt

Robyn Lyftogt

John Watkins

John Watkins


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Home turf

We train and play at:

Bournside School

Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3EF

Additional directions:

Drive through gates and into carparks.  Walk up through carparks with school on right, follow path around school buildings keeping right onto main school pitches.


There are toilets in the school building between carpark and pitches

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The role our sponsors play in enabling over 360 juniors to play rugby with their mates every weekend during the season is an enormous one and the Old Pats Juniors are very grateful to them for all their support.