HRFC Junior Section

The aim of Harpenden Rugby Football Club ('HRFC') is to develop and deliver a quality Junior rugby programme to children in Harpenden and the surrounding area. Run by volunteers HRFC is a community club that acts as a social hub not only for players but for supporters, friends, parents, relatives and siblings.

HRFC is a member of the Rugby Football Union who has awarded the club their Seal of Approval for reaching the required standard of a club committed to the provision of quality rugby union experiences for young players.

HRFC is committed to maintain and improve on this standard by the following principles:

Open Registration. Within the resources available, our Club is open to all children between the ages of 6 and 18 who want to register and play rugby. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing.

Positive Coaching. Playing rugby can contribute positively to the physical, emotional and social development of individuals. Such development is enhanced if the individual is guided by informed, thoughtful and caring qualified Coaches operating within an accepted framework.

Ethical framework. Our Coaches, Referees and First Aiders are all qualified to, or above, RFU requirements.

Good Sportsmanship. We desire to create a positive environment based on mutual respect, a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship. We will be magnanimous in victory yet dignified in defeat.

We do pursue excellence. In 2008 our club was National u17 Cup winners. In 2010 we were London & South East National u17 Cup winners. Individual players have gained County and International Honours including:

Owen Farrell

George Ford

Maro Itoje

British & Irish Lions, England & Saracens

England, Bath & Leicester Tigers and

IRB Junior Player of the Year 2011

England & Saracens

European Player of the Year 2016

Owen Farrell George Ford Maro Itoje

Jack Singleton

Worcester and England U20

Jack Singleton

The Junior Men in Black play in the following leagues:

Herts Middlesex Junior League Divisions
U18 A XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 2
U16 A XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 3
U15 A XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 1
U15 B XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 6
U14 A XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 2
U14 B XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Div 7
U13 A XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Pool A
U13 B XV Herts / Middlesex Junior League Pool A