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U9s (2023-24)


Welcome to the U9s team at Worthing RFC, also known as The Worthing Rhinos!  The U9s is for children in Year 4 at school (ages 8-9).

Whether your child has never played rugby before or has been playing for years, we welcome you to come along and give it a try.  We play 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 contact rugby for the first time, 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.


RoleName (click for email)
U9s ManagerMatthew Ellis
U9s Head CoachMatt Marcham
U9s CoachMick Dicker
U9s CoachDave Groombridge
U9s CoachJames Sandercock
  • 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
  • U9s train every Sunday morning 09:00 – 10:15 unless otherwise notified
  • The U9s train on Pitch 4 B:
    Worthing Pitch Plan
  • Club-wide training information is available here


Last Updated: 9th September 2023
N.B: Only events involving the U9s are displayed below; events not involving the U9s are not displayed; see the Minis page for the entire Minis schedule
Sun03 Sep 2023Registration Day – First Training of the SeasonWorthing
Sun10 Sep 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun17 Sep 2023TrainingWorthing
Girls FestivalBrighton
Sun24 Sep 2023Open FestivalHaywards Heath
Sun01 Oct 2023Open FestivalChichester
Open FestivalHastings & Bexhill
Invitation FestivalRichmond
Fri06 Oct 2023Invitation Festival – Friday FloodlitBrighton
Sun08 Oct 2023Invitation FestivalMidhurst
Sun15 Oct 2023Open FestivalCrawley
Sun22 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun29 Oct 2023TrainingWorthing
British Summer Time ends!British Summer Time ends!
Sun05 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun12 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun19 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun26 Nov 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun03 Dec 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun10 Dec 2023TrainingWorthing
Sun17 Dec 2023Invitation Festival – Artificial Grass PitchHorsham
Sun24 Dec 2023No Training – Merry Christmas!No Training – Merry Christmas!
Sun31 Dec 2023No Training – Happy New Year!No Training – Happy New Year!
Sun07 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun14 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun21 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun28 Jan 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun04 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun11 Feb 2024Open FestivalPulborough
Sun18 Feb 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun25 Feb 2024Open FestivalWorthing
Sun03 Mar 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun10 Mar 2024Open FestivalBrighton
Happy Mother’s Day!Happy Mother’s Day!
Fri15 Mar 2024Invitation Festival – Friday FloodlitBrighton
Sun17 Mar 2024Open FestivalHove
Sun24 Mar 2024Sussex Mini Festivals U9sEast Grinstead
Sun31 Mar 2024No Training – Happy Easter!No Training – Happy Easter!
British Summer Time begins!British Summer Time begins!
Sun07 Apr 2024Open FestivalEast Grinstead
Fri – Mon12-15 Apr 2024Minis Tour at Tigers ChallengeButlins, Bognor Regis
Sun14 Apr 2024Open FestivalCrowborough
Sun21 Apr 2024Open FestivalLewes
Invitation FestivalHorsham
Sun28 Apr 2024Open FestivalWorthing
Open FestivalUckfield
Sun05 May 2024TrainingWorthing
Sun12 May 2024 (TBC)Minis Award EveningWorthing