Junior Rugby

For information about Junior Rugby, including enquiries from other clubs concerning fixtures, please email juniorrugby@oldparkonians.org.uk

About Junior Rugby

We have a thriving Junior Rugby section which involves those aspiring players from the age of six and includes both boys and girls.

We train on Sundays with sessions starting at 10:30am, lasting for an hour - please note that attendees should arrive ready to start training at 10:30pm!

Supervision of training and matches is undertaken by qualified coaches and parents are welcome at both the on field events and the off field socialising.

The details below give information about the Junior Section activities, who to contact for further information and pictures and match reports.

The RFU Framework for Mini & Junior Rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the governing body of Rugby in the UK and has an extensive framework covering the intoduction of young people to the game. This covers the way in which the game should be played by different age groups with safety and enjoyment while helping to develop sportsmanship, respect for officials and opponents and other ideals.

The following links are to RFU documents that provide further information:

For further information on any aspects of Junior and Mini Rugby, please contact any of the officials on this page.

Junior Rugby Officials

Mark Hillan
Mark Hillan
Chair & Fixture Secretary
(07720 636 692)
Sue Hillan
Sue Hillan
(07941 863 168)
Claire Barham
Ian Westwater
Safeguarding Officer
(07930 404643)


Junior Rugby Coaching

We welcome any girls and boys aged between 6 and 13 to join us between 11 and 12 on a Sunday morning during the Rugby Season - under 9s play non-contact tag rugby.

All coaches are fully RFU qualified and their contact numbers are shown below. Jonathan Sheridan is the coaching co-ordinator and can be contacted on 07876 865577.


Name & Email

Contact Number

Under 7/8

Dave Corker

07891 175957

Under 9

Liam Mcdonnell

07861 232613

Under 10

James Clayton

07899 906003

Under 11

Jools Kellet

07512 722763

Under 12

Jonathan Sheridan

07876 865577

Under 13

Tasha Cooney

07769 268930

Under 14

Sue Hillan

07941 863168

Under 17

Mark Hillan 07720 636692

We are still looking for other volunteers to help with the coaching, in the kitchen and with the clothing so feel free to contact Mark and Sue about this.

Some pictures from last season's match at Helsby...

Seal of Approval



Parkonians Rugby Club has achieved RFU Seal Of Approval accreditation thanks to a lot of work from Junior section coaches Tony Burton and Mark Hillan.

The RFU has worked with Sport England to integrate the Mini and Youth Seal of Approval accreditation with the Sport England Clubmark Scheme to ensure that safe, effective, child-friendly club standards are met, with stringent policies and procedures adhered to by all club coaches, officials, members and supporters.

Any club awarded the Community Rugby Mini and Youth Seal of Approval will also have achieved Clubmark accreditation.

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Club coaches Tony Burton & Mark Hillan with Matthew Burton & Luke Hillan
and the Seal of Approval Certificates & the Coaches, children and Certificates
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