Under 16’s




Team Information:

Staffordshire U16 Squad for Tigers Super Sunday at Loughborough 5th January 2020

I have now received details for the game on the 5th Jan 2020.

Staffordshire are to play Norfolk at Loughborough Kick Off 2pm.

Those selected should look to arrive at 12.30pm. The changing rooms are adjacent to the main Rugby AGP.

If you have not been selected but would like to come and watch you are welcome to do so.

Owen Boxall         (Bishop Vesey GS, Lichfield RUFC)
Aaron Carpenter
Daniel Chambers (Codsall HS, Wolverhampton RFC)
Benjamin Dodd     (Cardinal Griffin School, Stafford RUFC)
William Elsmore (Royal Wolverhampton School Wolverhampton RFC)
Jonah Farish         (Cardinal Griffin School, Burntwood RFC)
Ross Gibson           (Wolverhampton GS, Newport RUFC)
Alexander Goodyear (Clayton HS, Newcastle RUFC)
Jack Hurst               (Lichfield RUFC)
Tom Kirby               (Cheslyn Hay Academy, Stafford RUFC)
James Lewis           (Lichfield RUFC)
Alexander Macdonald (Wolstanton HS, Newcastle RUFC)
Harrison McGregor-Bailey (Newcastle School, Newcastle RUFC)
Morgan Meredith (Sir Graham Balfour School, Stone RUFC)
Joe Murfin              (St Joseph’s College, Newcastle RUFC)
Max Nolan               (Rawlett School, Tamworth RFC)
Tobe Okolo              (Newcastle RUFC)
Ben Paget                (Bishop Vesey GS, Old Veseyans)
Louis Rouffet        (St Joseph’s College Newcastle RUFC)
Oliver Rowberry  (Codsall HS, Wolverhampton RFC)
James Smith      (King Edwards Lichfield, Lichfield RUFC)
Oscar Van  Deventer (Denstone College, Lichfield RUFC)
Joseph Woodward (King Edwards Lichfield, Lichfield RUFC)


Management Team

Team Manager

Mike Bezus
M: 07831 848153 | E: mtb@scsgroup.com


Head Coach – 
Forwards Coach – Ed Hamill
Backs Coach – Gary Dipple

Schedule & Results

2019-2020 Proposed U16 Playing programme

Leicester Tigers Tournament – Sunday 5th January 2020 at Loughborough University Time TBC.
Staffordshire v Notts, Lincs & Derbys. – Sunday 19th January 2020 at Walsall RFC 2pm Kick off.
Leicestershire v Staffordshire – Sunday 2nd February 2020 Venue and Kick off time to be confirmed.
Staffordshire v Cheshire – Sunday 23rd February 2020 at Stafford RFC 2pm Kick Off.

Development Session – Friday 29th November 2019 6pm -8pm at Walsall RFC.
Squad Session (non-Contact) – Friday 3rd Jan 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Wednesday 15th January 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Friday 24th January 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Friday 14th February 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.

After each squad session a match day squad of around 23 players will be selected for the following fixture.
Whilst we will endeavour to ensure all players within the training squad get some game time we cannot guarantee this.
To help us facilitate this can you please let me know as soon as possible any games or training sessions that you will not be available for so we can ensure we rotate players to suit.
For all games players will be provided with Shirt, shorts and socks, kit to warm up in should be brought by the players. Players must wear gumshields and have appropriate boots for the AGP surface for both training and games.
Players should bring their own water bottles/drinks to training sessions.

We would like to invite nominations for players to trial for Staffordshire U16s. (Current Season U16 Players, year 11).

Current Leicester Tigers PDG players are not required to take part in this trial so please do not nominate any PDG players.

Players should show above average standards in their core skills of catch & pass, tackle and contact and / or have excellent game understanding and tactical awareness. We also encourage you to nominate any players that have outstanding physical qualities or potential (speed, size, height, strength).

In making the nominations coaches should only put forward players who possess these attributes at the highest level as it is unlikely that those who do not will progress. Nominations are limited to 3 per club/school. If anyone feels they have more than 3 players then contact me with supporting information but please bear in mind that they will be competing with the Leicester Tigers PDG players for places in the squad.

Players who represented Staffordshire at U15 level last season will need to be nominated by the club/school as part of this process. They will not be automatically invited although they will be informed that the process has commenced.

Nominations must be made by emailing me directly at mtb@scsgroup.com on or before Friday 25th October 2019 giving the Players Name, Date of Birth, Position, Club/School and email contact details.

Nominated Players will be informed of the date and time of the trial which is currently planned to be during week commencing 28th October 2019.

If you have any queries please email me and I will try and answer them.


Mike Bezus

Staffordshire U15/16s Team Manager

M 07831 848153  Email: mtb@scsgroup.com