Bahrain Rugby Club boasts one of the regions most vibrant junior Rugby programs in the region with teams participating in many regional tournaments annually as well as organising their own festival in April each year. The club boasts children from as young as four years old right through to the eighteen year olds making their early forays in to the senior Rugby squads. Each squad has separately assigned volunteer coaches and training sessions with high level training support coming from our senior Rugby Coaches


Age Group Sections & Training Times




Under 6s

Head Coaches: Stefan MacMillan-Skrzywanek, & Steve Holland

Under 6’s rugby is all about having fun! coaching both boys and girls together we currently have over 30 players in our squad from all different backgrounds and with all varying degrees of rugby ability. Players as young as four are accepted based on an evaluation by one of our coaches

We train every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am and try to include skill development activities as well as fun rugby based games in our sessions to ensure all the boys and girls develop their skills as well as have lots of fun to make sure they always want to come back next week.



Under 7s & 8s

Head Coaches: StefanMacMillan-Skrzywanek, & Steve Holland

Under 8’s rugby introduces many of the concepts of a team sport but without the contact element of the game as the children play ‘Tag Rugby’. Both Boys and Girls train together and attend tournaments throughout the Gulf Region.

We train every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am and gradually introducing game based developmental activities whilst still emphasizing the  fun elements of the game. Children are gradually prepared to be able to take part in the various tournaments and festivals available throughout the region.



Under 9s & 10s

Head Coaches: Ian Davies, Lee Stones

Under 10’s rugby gradually introduces the basic concepts of full contact Rugby, however some elements of set plays feature reduced numbers and more control as the players become more familiar with them. Both boys and girls train and play together at this age group & we currently have more than 40 players in our squad from all different backgrounds and with all varying degrees of rugby ability.

Training is every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am with squads frequently separated in to Forwards and Backs as well as by age in both skill development activities and games. Again the squads focus on preparation to participate in various local and regional tournaments thus the requirement for a regional Rugby pathway is paramount and adhered so as to provide a level playing field across the region.


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Under 11s

Head Coaches: Mike Camara

Under 11’s rugby is all about introducing players to the skills and requirements of specific rugby related playing positions. Concepts such as being a ‘Back’ or ‘Forward’ are developped in to those of ‘Fly Half’, ‘Prop’ etc with an emphasis on acquiring the associated skills with the position. Small sided games continue at this age

We train every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am and try to emphasize the structures and concepts of a proper rugby game whilst trying to develop players in to their future roles. Fine tuning of Rugby Basics is also structured in to the sessions with a view to preparing for tournaments and matches across the GCC


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Under 12s

Head Coaches: Rod Callon & Tim Knott

Under 6’s rugby continues to develop the concepts introduced at Under 11 whilst the Children gradually get introduced in to full sided Rugby and pitches with the introduction of tactical concepts as the squad develops

We train every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am with a lower emphasis on player development  whilst introducing the concept of Rugby Units and their development as well as tactical awareness and team concepts. At this age we start to see proper games being played and whilst most of the rugby available in the region is smaller sided tournaments we also aim to tour as a full side playing full matches against chosen opposition


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Under 13s & 14s

Head Coaches: Emyr Rowlands

A great deal of the work done with the Under 13s and 14s squads centres around enhancing those individual player positional skills learnt at Under 11 and 12 level within structured Rugby Units. A Far greater part of each session is dedicated to unit skill development and team concepts

We train every Friday morning (in season) at 9.00am and participate in both internally organised and regional small and full sided matches and tournaments. Sessions include more formal structure aiming to instill the disciplined concepts in the children that will be necessary as they progress through their rugby lies. Fitness and proper Warm Ups and Warm Downs are stressed as well as individual and unit responsibilities to the team. Players are also taught the tactical side of the game with concepts stressed as to what the execution of a specific play or skill is trying to achieve and why



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Under 16s & 19s

Head Coaches: Andrew Wilkie & Lindsey Gibson

Once a player reaches this group they are generally fully developed rugby players (although we still do have the occasional new player). The focus of the sessions is tailored towards achieving the fitness and strength levels required to execute skills and concepts learnt earlier in the players rugby development at a higher speed and under greater pressure

We train every Monday and Wednesday Evenings  (in season) at 6.00pm and often participate as guest players in veterans matches as guests (under the strict proviso that the game and in particular the physicality of it, are a suitable standard). The aim is to participate in full sided games and Sevens tournaments (in particular the annual Dubai 7s) regionally at a high standard

General Policies

Each Player must have completed the Clubs Sports Waiver form and paid the relevant sports fees prior to participation in any activity.

Each Player will be issued a club training top to be used at each training session with playing kits made available from the club’s central stock for tournaments and matches

Each Coach will have differing methods of organising and communicating with their groups these can include Teamer, Basic Email etc, please ensure that Parents introduce themselves to the coach and get access to the relevant information

Any trips overseas will be organised by our sports department at an additional cost, the club does its best to contribute towards these trips and will publicise this in advance