Bournemouth U18 A - Colts



Age Range:

16 - 17


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

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

Our core values are to have great teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

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 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


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.


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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