Welcome to the Bournemouth Rugby Club colts pages in our 125th year.

Our U17 and U18 players train and play together as one u18 Colts squad which is where players begin leave youth and mini and to look towards playing senior rugby. A levels loom and work becomes a reality, their team becomes an outlet and a support which can sustain them for the rest of their lives.

We play in the Dorset and Wilts U18 merit tables and the D&W cup. We will also be looking to play a number of ‘friendly’ games to make sure all the squad get as much game time at a suitable standard as possible.
In addition continuing to encourage players and parents in the rugby culture of teamwork, discipline, respect and fair play we are very keen to enable payers to develop their game to their highest standard. We will ensure that players who are keen and whom the coaches consider to be of the standard will be nominated for county trial and selection. Players will also be encouraged to try their hand in the senior teams when they are ready and keen to do so.
For all initial enquiries please contact Bob Strickland on 07740 194514 or by email bob.strickland@bournemouth-rugby.co.uk

The Coaches

Our Lead Coach is Simon Carkeet  who will be supported by Ian Moore (Academy Lead Coach), Tom Mowlem and other specialist  and senior coaches.

Training Details

The club is striving hard to mirror the professionalism of the modern game and the Colts have free access to the same physio and strength and conditioning resources as the senior teams.
Matches are usually on a Sunday afternoon with kick off at 2pm and an hour's warm up beforehand. This season there will also be floodlight matches on a Friday evening.

Training is on Tuesday evenings and starts at 6.45pm with a team briefing, finishing around 8.30pm.

On Sundays when there are no matches we usually train for an hour or so around midday.

Naturally we will welcome new players of any standard at any stage of the season.

Core Values

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 Bob Strickland, team manager either at training or email bob.strickland@bournemouth-rugbyc.o.uk or  through the website.

Registered players and parents/careers are encouraged to join our closed Facebook page BRFC COLTS 2017/18 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 Colts 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


The Home of the 12 month Warranty

Whether you want a 125cc from the Sinnis or retro-styled Mutt range, a commuter, tourer, cruiser or full-blooded sports bike, Bournemouth Bikes is amongst the top used-bike dealers for quality machines from Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, KTM, Ducati and Suzuki.

Our brand-new showroom is fully operational and stocked with beautiful bikes. Come down to Elliott Road where we now have four thousand square feet for you to walk around them, sit on them and have a cup of freshly-ground coffee whilst you decide which one you are going to test-ride. With a full range of finance packages on offer, Mike Lawrence and the team at Bournemouth Bikes look forward to helping you own the next motorbike in your life.

With full workshop facilities, including MOT testing, our trained technicians will keep your bike in tip-top condition and ready for whatever style of riding takes your fancy. With Spanners Motorcycle Services now a key part of our business and founder Stuart as our full-time Service Manager we can offer everything from a spark plug change to full restoration. We have a couple of special 'one-off' builds in the pipeline for later in the season to kick-start our Custom Workshop... Cafe Racers? Brats? Street Scramblers?



Be Better

We are passionate about improving people’s well-being and performance through our expertise in health technologies.

We believe we can all be better.

The O-lab brings together a unique combination of dental visionaries, innovation experts and business entrepreneurs. Formed five years ago, our ambition has always been to help dentists and patients benefit from advances in technology, nutrition and better alignment.

In our most recent project, we’ve developed a highly accurate, yet inexpensive, bite impression system: O-align.

The system uses a revolutionary tray design and digital technology to help dentists assess better, align better and work better.


Hoburne has been synonymous with family holiday parks and as a family-owned business, we’ve spent over 100 years getting that holiday experience just right. 

When it comes to a great British holiday, the scenery doesn’t come any finer than the South West – and we’ve created our seven holiday parks, in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Cotswolds, Devon and Cornwall, to give you the best seat in the house. Sweeping golden beaches, tranquil forests, bustling promenades and rugged moors are all on your doorstep. That’s assuming you can tear yourself away from everything there is to do on our parks. From outdoor pools to indoor pool tables, children clubs to star cabaret, there's something for everyone. 

You can also own a holiday home on one of our parks. Enjoy endless holidays as a Hoburne holiday homeowner. Visit whenever you want and even sublet your holiday home out when you are not using it. Choose one of our luxurious lodges or caravans to call your own. It’s more affordable that ever and you’ll be making memories to treasure with your family for years to come. 

However we’re more than just great holidays!

Formed in 1958, Hoburne Developments have over 50 years experience in construction and development, undertaking projects from luxury houses to commercial buildings. Using both local and national suppliers for our materials ensures that our range of kitchens, bathrooms, tiling and other components remain both current and of the highest quality.

Hoburne Golf have 3 golf clubs in the south of England, two in Dorset and one in Surrey. Everyone is welcome, we provide golf courses and unrivalled friendly service to members and visitors. Our clubs offer great tasting food in idyllic settings, making them the perfect venues for golf societies, functions and parties. 

To find out more about the group, please visit www.hoburnegroup.com 

Knights Estate and Letting Agents

Knights Estate and Letting Agents have been established since 2006 and in that time we have developed a reputation for excellence and customer service. Offering a bespoke service that incorporates the best in modern advertising principles and traditional good service, we at Knights will endeavour to sell or rent all our clients properties as if they were our own.

This mantra has seen Knights become established as a leading agent in the areas in which we cover and our prestigious new Head Office situated in Talbot Woods has further enhanced our reputation. The flexibility in the service and marketing has seen Knights sell and rent property from New Milton in the east to Poole in the west. We have established dominant market share in the Queens Park area and we have significant share in Charminster, Winton, Littledown, Boscombe East, Talbot Park and Talbot Woods.

In recent times the housing market has changed for both sellers and landlords. The lack of available property has meant that it is now an owners market and we have embraced this by trying to change the way in which we make your property visible. We are strong supporters of the two main property portals Rightmove and Zoopla and unlike a lot of our competition will not be leaving either site. In addition to the more standard approaches, we are now utilising social media and the phenomenal reach that Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in have.

We at Knights really care about what we do; we love to pass keys to happy clients knowing that we have been instrumental in ensuring a smooth path to the next stage of their lives. Why not let us show you how we do it?



We’ve transformed the former Tourist Information centre in the heart of Bournemouth and stamped our signature style. As one of our largest locations to date, the huge windows and cloud-like framework add to the character of the building. With large oak tables, bench seating, chunky candles and hand-painted wall art, this place is perfect for post-beach hangouts, weekend celebrations and as the perfect place to gather with friends. On the corner of the beautiful Lower Gardens, it provides the perfect gateway to the beachfront from the centre of town. And wait to you see upstairs and what we’ve got outside overlooking the gardens… 

We have the usual tasty offering of over 80 varieties of cider and sourdough base pizza with homemade tomato sauce and delicious locally sourced toppings. Try The Blazing Saddle; slow roasted pulled beef, smoked bacon, caramelised onion, grilled red pepper and mozzarella topped with sour cream and jalapeño chillies. Phew.

Bringing a crowd? No worries, we’ve got plenty of space and welcome large bookings.


A partnership with Bournemouth Rugby Club provides a great platform to promote your business, whether you are looking to build brand awareness locally or nationally, looking for a 'one stop shop' to enhance your corporate social responsibility value, or have hospitality requirements.


We offer bespoke packages to suit your business needs and budget, which range from advertising at the ground right through to hospitality, B2B and B2C opportunities. These include exposure on our website, social media outlets, PR, monthly newsletter and kit branding from juniors through to our 1st XV and access to International tickets.

Build your business with Bournemouth Rugby

Read our Partnership Opportunities page or contact

Jacqui Rock
Marketing and sponsorship Director



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