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Season 2011-12

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This has been an exciting 2011/2012 season for the under 14's. Cobham Rugby is now the leading amateur youth rugby club in the country and is  providing the opportunity for the boys:


-to play the most competitive under 14 rugby anywhere, in two very strong A and B teams alongside boys from all the best school teams in Surrey and Berkshire ;

-to make friends from outside school including keeping up with old school friends ; and

-to tour South Africa in July/August 2013.


The A team is currently second in  Surrey League One having beaten Warlingham and Effingham but lost to London Irish away just before christmas.The development B team is holding its own in the fourth division.

We have A and B team fixtures against ; Brighton, champions of Sussex(lost 38v36); Tonbridge Juddians,champions of Kent,(Ateam won 25 pointsv 22points and B team lost 14 points to nil) Cranbrook(A team won 32 to 12) and Banbury,champions of Oxfordshire.The A team has also beaten Pulborough,Esher and Bracknel this year with the B development team having a fantastic win against London Irish B team just before Christmas.


The Head coach for the A team is Robert Crockart with support from Peter Kitto(forwards)and and Simon Ashwell(backs).The Head coach for the development squad (B team ) will be Richard Spratt (Spratty) with support from Bernie Abrahamson (after his successful leadership of the C team last year). The Thursday mid-week evening coaching starting at 6.30pm will be led by Robert Crockart and Simon Ashwell.


Peter Kitto will continue to provide overall strategic leadership to the coaches for the whole of the under 14 squad with a particular emphasis on developing players and the integration of players to create a one squad culture.Peter will be looking to help the coaches to improve the rugby skills of all boys and will be looking for more movement between squads next season as boys size, fitness and skills are developed.


In addition ,Rob Saunders will once again arrange some guest training sessions to be run by international rugby stars such as Peter Winterbottom (England Flanker), Jim Staples (Ireland full back)Rob Saunders himself (Ireland captain) and Tim Jones(Wales prop) .We will also seek support from the Cobham first team players and the coaches from the under 11-18 unbeaten Cobham "Rugby World Team of the year 2011 " to help with some specialist positions.


Training is held at the club every  Sunday  from 12 noon till 2pm. Parents are encouraged to stay for a drink afterwards to give feedback to the coaches on performances and to generally support the teams and club.


Neil Wright will be deputy manager and I have taken over from Peter Kitto as General Manager. On the social side we will be holding a South African brai at the Cobham Club to Kick Start the preparations for the South Africa two week tour in July/August 2013.


We will also be the touring in Oxfordshire in 2012 and playing Banbury and Chinor.



Best regards,

Mark Swindell ;General Manager

Peter Kitto ;Strategic Coach

Rob Crockhart ;Head Coach (A) team

Richard Spratt ;Head Coach Development ( B ) team

Manager:
Mark Swindell
Tel: 07971 142109

Head Coach:
Robert Crockart
Tel: 07901 512801