Bournemouth U16



Age Range:

15 Only

Welcome to Bournemouth RFC Academy.

We are a mixed ability squad and welcome all players at any level of experience; we currently have 25-30 players. We offer a ‘train for free trial period’ for the first two sessions and all you will need is rugby boots and a gum shield, there is no pressure to join.

The academy squad train on a Tuesday evening 7.00pm – 8.30pm at our home ground Chapel Gate under floodlight pitches and Sundays play or train home and away from 2:00pm.

Home & Away games, sponsored events and team building exercises are held in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Berkshire and Sussex areas.

Throughout the season we do team building events such as paint balling, karting and canoeing to name a few. This creates a great team spirit, fun for all the team and also helps the players to work together.

We also organise evening charity games, normally held on a Friday night or a sponsored event to raise funds. The players select the charity they wish to support for the current season.

The playing season is from September – April.

The Colt’s also go on tour every season and these are themed events, the last two had been at Saracens & Harlequins.

Head Coach:      Matt Sturgess

Assistant Coach: Robert Witczak (Linking in with senior coaches from the club)

Team Manager:  Natalie Witczak

Contact:             07788 714593


The coaching team are led by Matt, who has been coaching at the club for the last thirteen years. All coaches and the team manager are parent volunteers and have undergone RFU skills coaching, safeguarding and are all DBS checked.

Get Involved

We want our players, parents and coaches to remain lovers of rugby for the rest of their lives and give back to the sport what they have gained over the years. The Club is a volunteer club. Officers, coaches, managers and parents who help out every Sunday do so on a completely voluntary basis, without them there would be no club. If you are able to support in any capacity then contact Team Manager:  Natalie Witczak, Tel 07788 714593 Email:  through the website. Registered players and parents/careers are encouraged to join our closed Facebook page Bournemouth Academy 2018/19 where match reports, training updates, fixture news and other entertaining posts will be found.

Player membership

New players are always welcome and can just turn up and join in the first few sessions are free. If you would like more information contact a manager or coach. Full membership for Academy players currently stands at £105. We also offer attractive family memberships which offer far greater benefits to the whole family.

Player Membership includes:-

  • Match day playing kit

  • Bournemouth Sports club membership

  • Quality coaching

  • 10% Discount on soft drinks at the bar

  • 10% Discount on food from the kitchen

  • Free entry to 1st XV home games


  • 10 February 2019

    North Dorset U16

    Bournemouth U16

  • 27 January 2019

    Yeovil U16s

    Bournemouth U16

  • 16 December 2018

    Bournemouth U16

    Wimborne U16

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