Age Grade Rugby - Further Information

Age Grade Rugby will roll out from September 2016 and is based on the principles of player centred, development driven and competition supported.  The wants and needs of young people will be at its heart.  It will put player enjoyment above all else to keep more young people enjoying the game for longer and into their adult years.

Age Grade Rugby will ensure:

  • Consistent age bandings and incremental player progressions for all age grade rugby
  • A nationally consistent playing menu and calendar that increases inclusivity, clarifies player priorities and dovetails club, school, college competitions
  • An integrated England Rugby Player Development pathway and representative framework
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development for coaches, referees, parents, teachers and others.


Age Grade Rugby - National Advisory Group

The national advisory group represents the views of the Age Grade club game and aims to ensure that the Age Grade Club game has specific input in the RFU decision making process. Click here to find out more about the Advisory Group forums and how to get involved.


Kent RFU Guidance on Age Grade Rugby

Please click here for a detailed statement around guidance from Kent RFU on Age Grade Rugby


Age Grade Rugby Brochure

This document includes confirmation of all the rules of play and competitive menu, as well as helpful information to keep our player’s safety at the front of everyone’s minds.

To download this as a PDF file please click here.

For further Age Grade information please visit:


Age Grade Regulations & Guidance

The Age Grade regulations for 2016-17 have been completed, and within the RFU regulations, these are referred to as Regulation 15.

Regulation 15 relates to all Rugby within the Under 6 to Under 18 age groups.

To view Regulation 15 please click here.

There is also an interactive guidance document that can be viewed by clicking here.

 For further Regulation information, please visit


Under 14 & Under 15 Lineout FAQ's - click here

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