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U7s (2023-24)


Welcome to the U7s team at Worthing RFC, also known as The Worthing Raptors!  The U7s is for children in Year 2 at school (ages 6-7).

Whether your child has never played rugby before or has been in a rugby play program such as Rugbytots since they were 2 years old, we welcome you to come along and give it a try.  We play outside nearly every Sunday morning from September to Apr and all you have to do is turn up!  Your first four sessions are free, so you can ensure your child enjoys rugby with us before becoming a member of the club.

Our primary focus is on the children having fun whilst being active enjoying the fresh air! This age group plays tag rugby, with training weekly and friendly festivals throughout the season where multiple clubs come together to play each other. We also incorporate England Rugby’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship through the sessions.


Role Name (click for email) Photo
U7s Manager Bartley Gilbert Bartley Gilbert
U7s Head Coach Robin Marchant Robin Marchant
U7s Coach Rob Smith Rob Smith
U7s Coach Nick Grice Nick Grice
U7s Coach George Collins  
U7s Coach Nick McDonald  
U7s Coach Jeremy Dixon  
U7s Coach James Scott  
  • We use a WhatsApp group for general communications and a Spond group to manage training sessions, events, attendance and polls.
  • When you first join a training session, please find the team manager who will give you a consent form to fill in and they will then add you to the WhatsApp and Spond groups.



  • Season 2023-2024 runs Sun 3rd Sep 2023 – Sun 5th May 2024 inclusive
  • U7s train every Sunday morning 09:00 – 10:15 unless otherwise notified
  • The U7s train on Pitch 3 B:

Worthing Pitch Plan

  • Club-wide training information is available here


Last Updated: 29th October 2023
N.B: Only events involving the U7s are displayed below; events not involving the U7s are not displayed; see the Minis page for the entire Minis schedule
Event Location
Sun 03 Sep 2023 Registration Day – First Training of the Season Worthing
Sun 10 Sep 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 17 Sep 2023 Training Worthing
Girls Festival Brighton
Sun 24 Sep 2023 Open Festival Haywards Heath
Sun 01 Oct 2023 Open Festival Chichester
Sun 08 Oct 2023 Invitation Festival Midhurst
Sun 15 Oct 2023 Open Festival Crawley
Sun 22 Oct 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 29 Oct 2023 Training on Artificial Grass Pitch 09:00-10:00 Worthing Leisure Centre
British Summer Time ends! British Summer Time ends!
Sun 05 Nov 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 12 Nov 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 19 Nov 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 26 Nov 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 03 Dec 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 10 Dec 2023

Invitation Festival
Artificial Grass Pitch

Sun 17 Dec 2023 Training Worthing
Sun 24 Dec 2023 No Training – Merry Christmas! No Training – Merry Christmas!
Sun 31 Dec 2023 No Training – Happy New Year! No Training – Happy New Year!
Sun 07 Jan 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 14 Jan 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 21 Jan 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 28 Jan 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 04 Feb 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 11 Feb 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 18 Feb 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 25 Feb 2024 Open Dev Festival Worthing
Sun 03 Mar 2024 Open Festival Hove
Sun 10 Mar 2024 Open Festival Brighton
Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day!
Sun 17 Mar 2024 Open Festival Pulborough
Sun 24 Mar 2024 Sussex Mini Festivals U7s Chichester
Sun 31 Mar 2024 No Training – Happy Easter! No Training – Happy Easter!
British Summer Time begins! British Summer Time begins!
Sun 07 Apr 2024 Open Festival East Grinstead
Sun 14 Apr 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 21 Apr 2024 Open Festival Lewes
Sat 27 Apr 2024 Ecclesden Farm Camping Worthing
Sun 28 Apr 2024 Open Festival Worthing
Sun 05 May 2024 Training Worthing
Sun 12 May 2024 (TBC) Minis Award Evening Worthing