MINI JUNIOR (7 – 16 AGE GRADE) COMMITTEE – Season Review 2015-2016


MINI JUNIOR (7 – 16 AGE GRADE) COMMITTEE – Season Review 2015-2016


Ian Spivey


Chairman, 7 – 16 Age Grade Committee




Season 2015-16 has yet again progressed well with more openness and communication between clubs and the committee. With this comes transparency, and members can see what is being done within the CB and encourage more inclusion form club members.


There were three very well contested and well attended finals for the under 12’s festival at Aldwinians RUFC, Black Sticks Blue Challenge Plate and Vase finals at Southport RUFC and  the Cup and Bowl finals at Fylde RUFC. I thank those clubs for hosting these events and all the volunteers on the day. These events have rounded off a good season of rugby.


The way the DPP is now running there seems to be more players taking part and more training sessions being delivered. Even through the bad weather not many sessions were cancelled and during this time other venues were sought across the county. All games have been played within the correct spirit of the game.


One of the big things that, has been done this season was the setting up of a face book page for Lancashire mini & junior rugby. This has improved communication no end and proved to be a valuable tool for the 7-16 committee. This proved its worth when the meeting for age grade rugby was announced on this site and the attendance was above all expectations. The site is monitored and items that are not relevant are removed.


I hope that the continued openness of the 7-16 committee will continue to succeed, and the growth and progression of mini & junior rugby will continue to flourish at all levels of our great game.


My thanks go to the committee and the 7-16 committee for their continued support along with all the clubs that enhance the game of rugby union.