Our Youth Section

inspiring youngsters to be the best they can

The future of Canvey Island Rugby Club

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Our welcome to you...

Welcome to the Youth section of Canvey Island Rugby Club. We currently run 10 age groups, starting at our youngest ‘Micros’ group (U5s), up to our U14s side.


We have a pool of motivated coaches who are all RFU DBS checked, well qualified and have access to several coaching mentors who have achieved a certificated RFU level 2 standard, this ensures a consistently high level of coaching for our young players.

We have a ‘Kids First’ approach our youth section which means that all coaching decisions are made with the players welfare and enjoyment in mind

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We commit to keep things as affordable as possible, and all sessions are just £1 per child. If a new starter enjoys their first few sessions with us, then family membership is just £25 per season, and subsidised club shirts are available to buy.

We are adamant that no child will be denied rugby due to cost/high membership fees.

Dave Gillespie
Youth Chairman

Following the TREDS values from the RFU

“Our aim is to develop and deliver the ‘TREDS’ values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship – producing great rugby players who are also good people.”

Dave Gillespie
Youth Chairman

Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.

Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport’s laws and regulations and report serious breaches.

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.

Youth Contacts