Archive for 25 February 2015

Wilmslow High in Semi -Finals

Congratulations to Wilmslow High on today’s Natwest Cup QF victory. Good luck in the semi final.

Cheshire West – Training Session

The next Cheshire West training session details:

When  Monday 2nd March 2015

Where Chester RFU, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester, CH3 7DB

Time    18:15 for registration followed by 18:30 – 20:00 Training Session

Please note changes to venue may changes and cancellations do happen, so be aware to keep checking this website.

Thank you



Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Manx Rugby Football Union invites applications for the post of Isle of Man Rugby Development Officer and Community Coach.

The role is to work with Isle of Man clubs and schools in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Rugby Football Union and Manx Sport and Recreational Sports Development Unit. The successful applicant must be prepared to work extended hours on occasions during times of peak activity including evenings and weekends.

The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in supporting local clubs, coaches and schools in the development of rugby, help strengthen their capacity and performance, deliver high quality coaching with targeted groups of players, provide mentoring, support and training for club coaches and potential coaches in the development of all forms of rugby with all age groups and provide specialist clinics/coaching courses with players/coaches.

Applicants must have an RFU coaching qualification (Preferable UKCC Rugby Union Level 2 or equivalent), current Coach License, National Foundation Referees Certificate Part 1 or Entry Level Referee Award Phase 1, a recognised First Aid qualification (St John’s / Red Cross / First Aid at Work), current RFU Enhanced CRB disclosure (need to secure this prior to taking up the post).

Applicants must have experience of coaching rugby to young people and adults in a range of environments, in line with the RFU Coach Development model and of supporting and mentoring other coaches.

Further enquiries can be made to and applications to be submitted in writing together with personal CV to the Chairman MRFU c/o 6 Hedgerow Close, Saddlestone, Douglas, Isle of Man ( by 28 February 2015.

Cheshire women 2015

Arrangements are now in place for training and selecting the women to represent Cheshire in this year’s County competition.

Cheshire training will begin on Saturday 7 March at Chester rugby club.  Please be there from 10am to register, with a view to finishing training by noon.  You should bring with you anything you normally would to training sessions, e.g. boots, water etc.  The squad will be selected from the strongest players who train.  There will be training throughout March and April.

Games will be in May.  The matches are currently scheduled to be:

  • Saturday 9 May – Cheshire v Northumberland
  • Saturday 16 May – Cumbria v Cheshire
  • Saturday 23 May – Durham v Cheshire

If you have any queries, please contact the manager of the Cheshire women using

Manager – Cheshire women

Recruiting 2015-16 Season

West Cheshire U13/U14 Development Squad Manager
The Cheshire U13 & U14 Development squads exist to provide a testing and development led route for high potential players to enter into the county and RFU coaching programme.
An experienced rugby coach/manager is required to head up the c70 strong U13 and U14 West Cheshire development squad. Working with existing administration team and a number of experienced junior coaches the roles involves:
a) Coordinating the Sept-Oct Assessment of c150 players
b) Selecting two squads of c35 players for U13 and U14 age groups
c) CRB checks on coaches to RFU guidelines
d) Agreeing and organising training sessions Oct-April
e) I.d, order and distribute kit to coaches
f) Implement a structured training plan to develop players within an RFU approved programme
g) Select and co ordinate U13 round robin event vs Central and East Cheshire (April 2016)
h) Select and co ordinate U14 DPP fixture vs Merseyside, Lancs, Central/East Cheshire
I) Act as central point of contact for Cheshire wide U13/U14 activities
j) Improve and develop the process and structure of West U13/U14 development squads
k) Work with local schools, clubs and RFU employees in West Cheshire to improve the process and i.d high potential players for the programme
Ideally the Manager will not be linked to a West Cheshire U13 or U14 squad to allow objectivity especially in squad selection and recommendations to Sale Sharks etc.
A PE background is preferred although not essential, with RFU L2 again preferred but not essential. Strong administrative skills are essential and the ability to work across a volunteer group of people who support the process will be key to the success of the manager in this role.
Interested? Email

Cheshire Schools in Quarter Final Draws for the Natwest

Natwest U18     Cup –      Lymm High School
Vase    –  Stockport Grammar School
Cheadle Hulme

Natwest U15     Cup    –   Wirral Grammar School
Vase  –    Stockport Grammar School

 Link below

NatWest Schools Cup Quarter Final Draw 2015