A dominant first half laid the foundations for this win against a useful home side in a game played at the DeMontfort University playing fields in Beaumont Leys. Winger Aquil Attah opened the scoring on 12 minutes with a clever midfield burst, followed by a smoothly worked try for centre Louis James on 23 minutes. James’s centre partner Tommy Simms converted both for a 14-nil visiting lead. Henry Mair completed the scoring burst from close range just before the break, the score unconverted for a 19 nil lead. The home side powered back and were rewarded for a strong second period start with a 50th minute converted try. However, a super run from right wing Charlie Gray, converted by replacement kicker Danny Chalmers , restored the 19 point Cov Under 18s advantage. The hosts chased the game and claimed two tries, (63) and 71 minutes, the former converted to narrow the deficit. However, a strong defensive display to the final whistle allowed Coventry Under 18s to claim a merited and valued win.
Under 18’s Climb the Representative Ladder This Sunday, 16th February, 11 of the Coventry Under 18’s squad continue their upward pathway by representing the Midlands against their North opponents at Stourbridge RFC, 2.30pm kickoff. Selected for this fixture are Aquil Attah, Sam Bayliss, Aaron Clifford, James Crabtree, Sam Everett, Ben Harrison, Louis James, Theo Mostert, Dan Price, Chris Romano and Ed Righton.
Head Coach Phil Boulton is delighted for this heavy representation into this next stage of England Aspirational Teams programme.
‘All of our players should be proud of their selection. They have trained well this season and the call-up represents not just what they have done with us , but with how they have played for their own clubs and counties as well. We’re looking forward to seeing them represent us with the Midlands on Sunday and then bringing this experience back for our own games before the end of the season.’
Coventry Rugby Supporters Club are proud to sponsor Coventry Under 18’s
Coventry Under 18’s Fixtures 2019-2020 31 Jan 2020 Leicester Tigers Under 18’s 19 Coventry Rugby Under 18’s 26
23 Feb 2020 Coventry Under 18’s v Lambs (BPA) 11.00am
26 Feb 2020 Cambridge University v Coventry Under 18’s (venue/KO TBA)
6 Mar 2020 Coventry Under 18’s v Leicester Tigers (BPA) (kickoff TBA)
15 Mar 2020 Coventry Under 18’s v Newcastle Falcons (BPA) (kickoff TBA)
Entry to ALL Under 18’s home games are free of charge and all are welcome to come and support rugby’s future players.
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Eleven Coventry Rugby Under-18s have been named in the Midlands squad for their upcoming match against the North at Stourbridge next Sunday, February 16th.
Sam Bayliss, Theo Mostert, Aaron Clifford, Ed Righton, James Crabtree, Aaqil Attah, Louis James, Sam Everett (who has also been named as captain), Ben Harrison, Chris Ramano and Dan Price have been training with with the Coventry Rugby Under-18s over the past few months, and Head Coach Phil Boulton is delighted that they have been called into the next stage of the England Aspirational Teams programme.
“All of our players should be proud of their selection,” he commented. “They have trained well this season and the call-up reflects not just what they have done with us, but with how they have played for their own clubs and counties as well.
“We’re looking forward to seeing them represent us with the Midlands next Sunday and then bringing this experience back for our own games before the end of the season.”
Kick off at Stourbridge RFC next Sunday is at 2:30pm.
The Coventry Rugby Under-18s play the Independent School Lambs at Butts Park Arena on Sunday, February 23rd, as part of Six Nations Sunday. General admission into the game is free.
The Coventry Rugby Under-18s have a number of matches in the diary for the next few weeks.
The calendar includes games against Premiership outfits Leicester and Newcastle, along with Cambridge University U20s and the Lambs, which brings together the best players from independent schools across England. It is hoped that a return fixture against Nottingham – who Cov faced at Lady Bay earlier in the season – will also be arranged.
“The boys have been training well and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do in games,” says Academy Manager Ross Stewart. “The games we’ve arranged will test our players and will be a good yardstick to see how far we’ve progressed.
“We had a good session at Butts Park over the Christmas break and it was good for our players to see how the Senior Squad trains and the professionalism and attitude that they will need to have a career in rugby. We’re one of the only Championship clubs to have this approach and it will help us achieve our ambition of having the best local players represent the club.”
Entry into home games is free and all are welcome.
Coventry Rugby extend their sincere thanks to the Coventry Rugby Supporters’ Club for their continued sponsorship of the Under-18s team.
Sun, Jan 26th v Leicester Tigers (away)
Weds, Feb 12th v Cambridge University U20 (venue TBC)
Sun, Feb 23rd v Lambs (Butts Park Arena)
Fri, Mar 6th v Leicester Tigers (Butts Park Arena)
Sun, Mar 15th v Newcastle Falcons (Butts Park Arena)
Please see below an update regarding Project 500, which the Supporters’ Club proudly supports. Indeed, through the generous donations received to date we are able to sponsor & support 8 children on the programme over the coming year, which is an outstanding achievement.
The Supporters’ Club Committee fully support the Project 500 initiative and it is our chosen charity for the season. Therefore, the Committee invites those members & non-members who are interested in making a personal donation of any amount of their choosing, to please visit the CRSC Stand which is open in the Jon Sharp Suite on home match days between 12.15pm – 2.30pm, or, via Bacs (internet banking) to:
Sort Code 30 99 15
Account Number 27006060
Please include P500 as the reference if paying via Bacs & donations will continue to be accepted throughout the season. Thank you & see the Project 500 update below:
THANK YOU !!
The first week of Project 500 has been delivered and it could not have happened without your support! We want to thank everyone who was involved in making this week a huge success.
Statistics have shown that there are an estimated 16,000 children living in poverty in Coventry alone, Project 500 began as a concept to help take disadvantaged children away from their normal routines and give them an experience they would never forget!
After months of preparation, and the redevelopment of the Butts Park Arena pitch we finally launched our first camp during the October half-term, working with over 60 children and their respective schools each child received the following:
– A unique 4 day sports activity camp working alongside our coaches and 1st XV players
– Breakfast and lunch opportunities as many would be supplemented with the Free School Meals programme
– A replica junior Coventry Rugby shirt (with plenty of signatures thanks to our players)
– A season ticket for them and a parent/guardian so that they can keep coming back to The Butts Park Arena for the rest of the season
Have a look at our summary video below for the first camp and hear from the children, coaches, and parents themselves:
As you can see, we have provided a structure to Project 500 that will bring both short-term enjoyment alongside long-term sustainability. Camp by camp, year on year, we hope to build our Project 500 alumni and help bring relief to so many children and their families right here in Coventry. But, of course, there is always so much more we can do.
None of this could have happened without your support and we hope that you will continue to support us in our future Projects. The Coventry Rugby Foundation have already seen great impact through this project as well as its others, and if you are interested in helping us to make a difference through this and our other programmes, do not hesitate to contact us and share this message with the world.
Many thanks once again,
Hal Sparke & the Coventry Rugby and Foundation Team
Coventry Rugby will be hosting a Firework Party at the Rugby Club on Sunday November 3rd, full details are given below. In addition to the fireworks there will be live music and the following activities for families to enjoy and actively participate if they so wish. Also, Coventry Rugby players will be holding on pitch activities for all, see below for further details.
One of the Supporters’ Club objectives is ‘To foster good relations between rugby supporters and other clubs.’ Throughout this season, our second back in the Championship, we have been working hard to develop relationships with the other Championship Clubs. We have already been in contact with Jersey Rugby regarding the away fixture on October 12th at the Santander Stadium, and Jersey have kindly offered to host Coventry Rugby supporters at a pre-match event between 5.30pm – 7.30pm on Friday October 11th. The event is open to all travelling Coventry supporters and entry is free of charge.
It’s a good chance to meet some ‘native’ supporters, engage in some pre-match banter and have a ‘recce’ of the ground. The ‘Jersey Pride’ ale will be tapped and Sean Dunne the Club Manager will be providing free nibbles.
For those supporters who attended this event last April it was an excellent and enjoyable night, as can be seen in the photographs, so please come along on the Friday evening, all are very welcome.
Also, on match day Jersey have tables available in the clubhouse for corporate hospitality, or, as an alternative there is a £12 meal deal in the Santander Supporters’ marquee, with a choice of hot meals followed by a cheese buffet. Booking is strongly advised and tables can be booked via E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Supporters’ Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Jersey Rugby for their hospitality.