U11

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS AGE GROUP PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED FROM THE 2021-22 SEASON TO THE 2022-23 SEASON – PLEASE BEAR WITH US.

Old Pats Under 11s

Welcome

The Old Pats U10s is made up of over thirty active players, with the key focus on fun and enjoyment.

The players are divided into three mixed ability groups, with several coaches assigned to each squad, with the smaller numbers helping to maximise learning and build friendships.

Our Head Coach, James Hutchison, oversees all squads providing interesting, challenging and fun training sessions that are designed to teach the children the key skills required for rugby and to maximise the potential of all players.

The squads train and play their home matches at The Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham. Training is generally between 09.30 and 10.45 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

Last year we completed the first full season with the U10 group, with highlights including festivals at Worcester and Bristol, some hard-fought matches against other local clubs, and culminating in a hugely enjoyable tour to Croyde as nearly 80 of us descended on the beach in May.

As U11s, the rugby focus will be on consolidating the rapid progress that was made last year, continuing to work hard on the basic skills of catching, passing, running and tackling. Scrums and rucking were introduced in January, and we’ll continue to develop skills in these areas, and many of the boys are excited about the introduction of kicking to the U11 rules – even if some of the coaches aren’t!

The overall aim, however, remains for the kids to enjoy themselves in training and in matches, as they continue to develop friendships and behaviours that will last a lifetime.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun.

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Message from the Team Manager and Head Coach

Susan Carslake

Susan Carslake

U10 Team Manager
James Hutchison

James Hutchison

U10 Head Coach

I am incredibly proud of the progress made in our first full season together, learning the basic principles of Rugby and fostering a strong team spirit that served them very well in all their matches. We’re looking forward to getting back on the training field, with a great turnout every week and new faces joining all the time.

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Coaching team and officials

Our coaching team, who are all volunteers, comprises 9 coaches under the leadership of James Hutchison and Mark Harris. Hutch and Mark have both been taking RFU coaching courses, including ‘First Contact’, which is particularly relevant to the younger age groups.

There are also trained first aid reps throughout the group, and all coaches are dedicated to the welfare of the players and committed to inclusive rugby to develop them both as players and individuals. We are very grateful to the hard work and commitment of our coaching team so please give them as much support as you can.

Susan Carslake

Susan Carslake

Team Manager
James Hutchison

James Hutchison

Head Coach
Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Assistant Head Coach
Nick Newport

Nick Newport-Black

Coach
John Winson

John Winson

Coach
Phil Rogerson

Phil Rogerson

Coach
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Tommy Charles

Coach
James Livesey

James Livesey

Coach
David Hunt

David Hunt

Coach
Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Coach

Old Pats U11s

2022 - 23 fixtures

 MonthDateOpposition/AcitvityVenue   
SEPTEMBER04/09/2022Training
11/09/2022Training / DCPS Rugby Camp for 1 team
18/09/2022Training
25/09/2022BrockworthH2 teams
OCTOBER02/10/2022Evesham
H2 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC
02/10/2022Tewkesbury1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
09/10/2022Training
16/10/2022ChippenhamA3 teamsBlue/Green/Red
23/10/2022Half Term / Training
30/10/2022Half Term / Training
NOVEMBER06/11/2022TigersA4 teams
13/11/2022Cheltenhham North
A
1 teamRed
13/11/2022Gordon LeagueA1 teamBlue
20/11/2022Training
27/11/2022LedburyA2 teamsGreen/Red
DECEMBER04/12/2022Hucclecote
A
1 teamBlue
04/12/2022Gordon LeagueH1 TeamGreen
11/12/2022Evesham
A2 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC
11/12/2022Tewkesbury1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
18/12/2022Christmas Hols/Training
25/12/2022Christmas
JANUARY01/01/2023New Year
08/01/2023Minchinhampton4 teams
15/01/2023Longlevens
A
2 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC
15/01/2023Gloucester Old BoysH1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
22/01/2023Training
29/01/2023Minchinhampton4 teams
FEBRUARY05/02/2023Brockworth
A
2 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC
05/02/2023HucclecoteH1 team
12/02/2023Training
19/02/2023Chosen Hill

H1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
19/02/2023Clifton
H2 teams onlyBlue/Green/Red TBC
26/02/2023Half Term / Training
MARCH05/03/2023LedburyH2/3 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC
12/03/2023County FestivalBlue/Green/Red TBC
19/03/2023TigersH4 teams
26/03/2023Chosen Hill

A
1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
26/03/2023Clifton
2 teams onlyBlue/Green/Red TBC
APRIL02/04/2023Easter Hols / Bredon
A1 teamGreen
02/04/2023Gloucester Old BoysA1 teamRed
09/04/2023Easter
16/03/2023Easter Hols / Bredon1 teamBlue
23/04/2023Tour or Tournament at Chippenham
30/04/2023Cheltenhham North
H1 teamBlue/Green/Red TBC
30/04/2023Longlevens2 teamsBlue/Green/Red TBC

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Latest news and events

2021-22 U10 Croyde Tour 1.1

U10 Croyde Tour 2022

Once we arrived in Croyde, all 72 of us went to the beach for a fish & chip lunch

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Kit, Merchandise and Events Tickets

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Home turf

We train and play at:

University of Gloucestershire Park Campus

Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham GL50 2RH

Training Times:

09:30-10:45

Additional directions:

The carpark is situated on the western side of the campus and access to the playing fields is near the entrance to the carpark and the Multi Use Games Area.

Facilities:

There are toilets in the main university building. Go to main reception and take an imediate left passing the referctory on the right, toilets are then on the left.

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Sponsors

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.