Why Join Chineham Rugby -Youth ​

Chineham Rugby Youth section better known as the Chineham Lion Cubs,  currently offers rugby to boys and girls from aged 4 to aged 11 and boys from 12 to 14 years old. 

Chineham Rugby Youth ​
Chineham Rugby Youth ​
Chineham Rugby Youth ​
Chineham Rugby Youth ​

Age Groups

We currently offer training for children aged from 4 to 14. Our ambition is to have boys and girls rugby from 4 to 18 over the next few years. 

Sessions are run by our qualified, experienced coaching team, with an emphasis on the children having fun. We pride ourselves on being inclusive in a safe, family-friendly environment. 


Bernard loves his Sunday mornings at Chineham Rugby Club. A little nervous in the beginning, the coaches provided a friendly, welcoming environment which allowed Bernard to flourish, make friends and most of all become proud of himself when winning the Lions Spirit Award at the end of the season. I would definitely recommend any parents who are on the fence about bringing their children down to the club to go for it.

Jack Douglas

Bernards Dad


Every minis session is run by our qualified , experienced coaching team.

The one club ethos is clear to see, as we invite the 1st team senior players to come along on some Sundays to pass on their skills and experience. It is not uncommon for the children to be invited along to senior's match days as guests including guard of honor duties.

Tom Alderman

Tom Alderman - U7s and U8s Head Coach

Tom has been coaching the minis for 4 years, a former regular 1st team player. Tom's two sons both play for Chineham Rugby minis.

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison - U9s & U10s Head Coach

Paul a former Chineham seniors players, has been a youth coach at the club for the past 3 years. His son plays for the minis.

Jordan Hillan

Jordan Hillan - U11s And U12s Head Coach

Jordan has been a coach at Chineham Rugby for 4 years and is a current Seniors player regularly starting on the wing. Jordan's daughter plays for the youth team.

Will Rouse - U13 Coach

Will has been a coach of the minis for 5 years, as a regular 1st team player, Will brings a wealth of experience to the youth coaching team and ensures that the introduction of contact rugby is introduced in a safe and controlled progressive environment.

Training / Match Times

Training and Matches are on Sunday mornings from September to May.

Starting at 10am at the home of Chineham Rugby, Basingstoke Sports and Social Club , Fairfield Road.

U5s to U8s

Training is from 10am to 11am

U9s & Upwards

Training from 10am to 11:15am.

U9s & upwards will require to bring gum shields as they begin to be introduced to the contact side of Rugby.

Match Days

Sessions are slightly longer 10am to 11:30am.

Food is served in the clubhouse after games.

**Parents/ Guardian are asked to remain present for the full training sessions**