About

ORFC has a big and thriving Minis section, which attracts children from the ages of 6 to 12, from the neighboring communities of Overton, Whitchurch, Freefolk, Laverstoke, Kingsclere, St Mary Bourne, Andover, and Basingstoke. With over 140 children registered, we are able to offer a full season of training, friendly matches, and participation in both the London Irish League and Hampshire Tournaments. We also host our own Emerging Festival each year and are proud to have some of our members playing for Hampshire.

Age groups

We have teams in the following age groups (based on age at 31-August) :

  • Under 6 – our entry-level group. The U6s are all about having fun, learning ball-handling skills, and getting used to the atmosphere and ethos of the club. In line with RFU guidance, U6s do not participate in any tournaments or competitive matches, so they do not train/play every week. (However, when a U6 reaches the age of 6 they CAN move up to train and play with the U7s if they are considered ready.)

  • Under 7Under 8 – playing Tag Rugby, so no contact or tackling permitted. U7s and U8s do participate in tournaments and will need to be registered as Overton players with the RFU.

  • Under 9Under 10Under 11, and Under 12 – where contact and tackling is introduced, and as they move up the age groups more aspects of the game are gradually introduced – mauls; scrums; kicking; line-outs. Mouth guards are mandatory at all these age groups.

For more about Age Grade Rugby please see here

Full details on how to register your child to play Age grade rugby can be found on our Membership Page

Training times

Training takes place on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 am, with a variety of Home training, joint-training with visiting clubs, and joint-training Away at other clubs. In addition there are a number of Tournaments throughout the year, at various locations around Hampshire/Berkshire – usually starting at 10:00 am, and running into the early afternoon. Full Details of the schedule are available on the Home Page

Players are expected to be able to commit to both Home and Away fixtures during the season.

Parents are occasionally asked to volunteer in the clubhouse, to help run the kitchen during Home training sessions.

New starters are encouraged to come along for two taster sessions before becoming full members.

Under 12’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 12’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

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Liza Shipwell - U12’s Manager

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Rich Mackley - U12’s Coach

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Sean Thomas - U 12’s Lead Coach

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Richard Thornton - U12’s Coach

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Paul Clarke - U12’s Coach

Under 11’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 11’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

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Andrew Bays -Under 11’s Manager

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David Henderson - Under 11’s Coach

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Graham Spinks - Under 11’s Lead Coach

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Alistair Evanson - Goddard - Under 11’s Coach

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Martin Hodges - Under 11’s Coach

Under 10’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 10’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

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Tom Hudson - Under 10’s Manager

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Alex Cruickshank - Under 10’s Coach

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Richard Blacker - Under 10’s Lead Coach

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Jamie Moyes - Under 10 Coach

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Angus MacDonald - Under 10’s Coach

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Under 9’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 9’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

Robyn Singlehurst - Under 9’s Manager

Paul Lomax - Under 9’s Coach

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Paul Cavanagh - Under 9’s Coach

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John Gilby - Under 9’s Coach

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Derek Robins - Under 9’s Coach

Under 8’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 8’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

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Ben Rose - Under 8’s Manager

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David Bull - Under 8’s Lead Coach (L2)

Hazel Rose - Under 8’s Assistant Manager

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Jeremy Punnet - Under 8’s Coach

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Tim Silver - Under 8’s Lead Coach (L2)

Under 7’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 7’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

Ian Clarke - Under 7’s Manager

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Tim Flower - Under 7’s Coach

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Stuart Miners - Under 7’s Coach

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Hugh Whitworth - Under 7’s Coach

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Andy Bowen - Under 7’s Coach

Under 6’s Contact Details

If you are interested in joining the Overton RFC Under 6’s team, or would like some more information, then please contact us using our contacts page and selecting Junior Membership Enquiry

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Seb Owen - Manager

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Stephen Wood -Under 6’s Coach

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Andrew Black Burn - Under 6’s Coach