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Ethos & Objectives

The Old Albanian Colts, encompassing both the u17 & u18 age groups, is a long term commitment to develop young players and make them feel part of the broader Old Albanian Rugby Football Club. In particular we will:

  • Provide all players with an equal opportunity to play, to develop and to enjoy themselves. This is equally true whether they want to enjoy a social game of rugby with their mates, or whether they want to develop their rugby to play at the highest level they possibly can.
  • Provide a controlled and sustainable pathway for Colts players to have the opportunity to play for OA’s senior teams at the most appropriate level, if and when they wish to do so.
  • Provide a more consistent coaching approach and philosophy.
  • Strengthen the day-to-day links between the Colts and Seniors.

Teams

In order to ensure we provide appropriate playing opportunities for all players, whatever their aspirations and ability, we will run four teams:

  • u18A – will compete in the Herts Middlesex u18 Division One, the Herts Cup, the LV Cup, and the National Colts Cup.
  • u18B – will compete in Herts Middlesex u18 Division Two, and the Herts Shield.
  • u17A – will compete in the Herts Middlesex u17 Division One, the Herts Cup, and the National u17 Cup.
  • u17B – will compete in the Herts Middlesex Division Two, and the Herts Shield.

Upcoming Fixtures

Dateu18Au18Bu17Au17B
3rd Sept
10th Sept
17th Sept
24th Sept
1st Oct
8th Oct

Training

All Colts are invited to attend pre-season training with the senior sides. This runs every Tuesday & Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

During the season, the Colts train every Thursday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. On Sunday mornings when there is no match, we train from 10.00am to 11.30am.

New Players

In keeping with our stated ethos, we are inclusive club and we welcome all new players of whatever standard or experience. We have welcomed to our club in recent times county standard new players, as well as players who have never played rugby before. There is room for all players and we will ensure that all players are equally valued.

OA Colts Officers

Head Coach - ColtsTBC
U18 CoachConor Ringland07796 616697conor1030@ntlworld.com
u18 CoachMark Jarman07970 049779markjarman@ntlworld.com
U18 AdministrationSimon Atkinson07785 385301u18.oarugby@yahoo.co.uk
U17 CoachAshley Walshtbatba
U17 AdministrationNick Downes07962 146725u17.oarugby@yahoo.co.uk