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             WINNERS SIAM 2017

2017 Siam Team

U18 Lead Coach

Dave McCormack - davidmccormack99@gmail.com  07829 955123

U18 Managers
Alan Williamson - jerseycolts@gmail.com   07797 741553 and 
Don Gardener - dongardener39@gmail.com  07700 749535

Coaches - Ewan Davies, Sadie Ruellan, Nick Selway and Colin White

Training Times: Tuesday and Thursday 17:45 prompt until 19:00 

Strength and Conditioning: This is available to all squad members with sessions prior to training on Tuesday and Thursday from 16:30 - cost and details please email the Manager. 

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We are delighted that Saltgate is the sponsor for Jersey Colts. Their commitment and generosity allows us to concerntrate on the development of the Colts in what are crucial years of their progression from Youth to Adult rugby.

"In talks with the leadership team at Saltgate I have been impressed with their company ethos and desire to make a difference in the community. They have been hugely generous to the squad and we hope to work closely with the team in the years to come.” 
Kevin Lemasney - Chairman of the JRA


Latest News

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The Jersey Colts play in the Sussex Colts Premier League. Please click on the link below to view the official results site:  

http://www.sussexrugby.co.uk/competitions-251/sussex-youth-leagues-colts-premier-35645/ 

Fixtures: 2017/18 Season

Away (A) / Home (H) / Friendly (F)/League (L)

03/09/17

Southwold (HF)

 15-20 Loss

01/10/17

Chichester (AL)

 

08/10/17

Guernsey (AL)

 

05/11/17

Horsham (AL)

 

12/11/17

Hove (AL)

 

26/11/17

Heathfield (AL)

 

10/12/17

Pulborough (AL)

 

14/01/18

Pulborough

Sussex Cup Prliminary Round

 

21/01/18

Uckfield (AL)

 

04/02/18

Sussex Cup Quarter Final

 

04/03/18

Sussex Cup Semi Final

 

11/03/18

Brighton (AL)

 

24/03/18

Inter Insular

 

15/04/18

Worthing (Cancelled)

 

22/04/18

Sussex Cup Final

 

28/04/18

Siam Cup 

 

 

Jersey Reds Colts v Southwold Colts

Sunday 3rd September

A stern test for the Colts

An early season opener for the Colts is almost unheard of, so it was a pleasure to host Southwold Colts.  Arriving on Saturday they were able to take in the rays whilst watching a close game between Jersey Reds v Doncaster game.

The next game at Stade Santander was to be the Colts game on the Sunday, but an unseasonal downpour saw the game moved to pitch 2. 

Jersey elected to play with the wind and rain in the first half and despite some great defence by Southwold were ahead after 10 minutes with a try and conversion by Mark Boarer. Jersey scored again when Boarer slotted over a penalty to the home side into a 10 point lead.  Notwithstanding the atrocious conditions the handling by both sides was good and play was relatively even.  Southwold were eventually rewarded with an unconverted try, with the half finishing 10-5 to Jersey.

It was Southwold’s turn to be wind and rain assisted in the second half which they used to their advantage on numerous occasions to get the ball deep into Jersey’s half.  Jersey defended well but despite their valiant efforts the pressure proved too much and Southwold went over to make it 10-10.

Jersey showed great spirit and hit back to lead 15-10 with an excellent maiden try for Ben Smith.  Southwold were next to score to bring the score level at 15 apiece, which would have been a fair result, but sadly that was not to be.  With just minutes left Southwold wore down Jersey and squeezed over for a winning try to beat Jersey 20-15.

Both sides should be duly congratulated for such a stalwart effort and spirit in atrocious conditions. 

The match saw debuts for nine colts who acquitted themselves well, with the whole team showing great spirit.  It was a hugely impressive display in attrotious conditions which can only bode well for the season ahead.

Next up Chichester away on 1st October, first league match in the Sussex Colts Premier League.

A massive thank you to those who braved the weather to lend their support and as also to our sole sponsor Saltgate for their continued and valued support.

Squad: Ryan Bisson, Jake Bates, Sam Buckley, Cameron Campbell, Chris Thompson, Alex Hill, Jack Le Bihan, Will Cawley, Zac Robinson, Mark Boarer, Hamish Hay, Tom Coutanche, Myles Holmes, Angus Hay, Harry Bannister, Tristan Burns, Ben Smith, Jack Cox, Fraser George and Finlay Laing

Coaches: Sadie Ruellan, Nick Selway, Colin White and Ewan Davies 

SIAM 2017

2017 Colts Rampaging
                                       COLTS ON THE RAMPAGE
2017 DDM On His Way
                                             DDM ON HIS WAY!
2017 Dempsey Try
                                           TRY DEMPSEY !!!
2017 MD Its My Ball
                                                  IT'S MY BALL!
2017 NT Meerkat Impression
                                            MEERKAT THOMAS!     
2017 FG Get Off
                                                      GET OFF!
                              

 

Match report 22/04/17 – Jersey Reds Colts v Brighton Colts

The frozen pitches which saw this fixture cancelled earlier in the year  were a distant memory as both sides came out to brilliant sunshine for their final league match in their Sussex Colts Premiership campaign. 

Jersey started brightly and were soon ahead when the forwards showed their strength and skill as they bulldozed there way over the line with the irrepressible Churchy putting the ball down.  This was followed swiftly when the backs showed their silky skills with the ball racing through the hands of Boarer to Coutanche and out to a rampaging Cotton for the second try.  Next up was the Jamie Cook who ran from his own twenty two jinking majestically through the Brighton defence who were left flailing in his wake.  Conversions by Boarer saw Jersey totally dominant at 21-0, but Brighton weren’t finished and scored an intercepted try and conversion to make it 21-7.  Jersey hit back through Coutanche to make it 26-7 with Brighton scoring again before half time to make it 26-14 to Jersey. 

Brighton continued where they had left off at the end of the first and in seemingly in no time at all they continued to boss the game and it was all square at 26-26!  This was a massive wakeup call for Jersey who responded with the ball given to Jamie “the Speedmiester” Cook to run in a another blistering try.  This was followed by a second for Coutanche and excellent tries from Henman and Henstridge.  The trusty boot of Boarer tipped the score of the fifty mark and with a well deserved consolation try for Brighton it finished 52-31 to Jersey to see them finish a credible fourth in the Sussex Colts Premier League. 

A big thank you to our sponsor Saltgate and for a wonderful crowd which included the first team and Athletic who can certainly bang the boards louder than anyone else!

This was an excellent warm-up for next Saturday’s Siam clash when the Colt’s look to win the cup back for Jersey.

Squad: Marc Davies (captain), Fraser George, Ben Church, Daniel De Miguel, Christopher Thompson, Ryan Bisson, William Cawley, Nathan Thomas, William Flemmer, Mark Boarer, Jamie Cook, Joe Tilstone, Tom Coutanche, Alex Cotton,             Finlay Laing, Harrison Clarke, Cameron Campbell, Dominic Henstridge, James Dempsey, Sam Buckley, Ben Henman and Myles Holmes. Coaches Martin Nozedar and Dave Felton, Management Alan Williamson and Don Gardener.

MATCH REPORT - Chichester 41 Jersey 5 (26/03/2016)

An early start compounded by the clocks going forward and celebrations from the fantastic victory over London Irish meant this was always going to be a tough fixture.

During the warm up Ewan Davies aggravated an old injury which saw him side-lined and the squad down to just 17.

Initially the sides looked well matched but little would go Jersey’s way and it would be Chichester doing all the scoring as they got off the mark with a penalty after just 5 minutes.  Jersey found themselves down by more than 20 points when the first half was called early due to a worrying injury to Daniel De Miguel when the scrum collapsed. The match was moved to an adjoining pitch to allow time for an ambulance to be in attendance.  

Chichester's pressure continued in the 2nd half with the final score a landslide 41-5, with Jersey's consolation try being driven over by Ben Church (TBC).

Whilst the score was a rout this was perhaps not the whole story.  As Jersey went close on three occasions when they were narrowly pushed out and held up.  It was a bad day in the office but Jersey must now regroup and build upon their good phases of play and excellent mauling by the forwards to build towards the Siam.

The good news from the day was that Danny's injury was not as severe as first feared and he was able to travel back home with the team.

Chichester's final match is against Horsham which will see the winner claim top spot in the Premiership.  Jersey has one league match to play against Brighton on Saturday 22nd April, an evening kick-off on the main pitch at St Peter.

A big thank you to our sponsor's Saltgate for their support without which none of this would be possible.

Squad: Marc Davies, Ben Church, Ewan Davies, Harrison Clarke, Daniel De Miguel, Chris Thompson, Will Cawley, Nathan Thomas, Fraser George, Will Flemmer, Mark Boarer, Jamie Cook, Tom Coutanche, Myles Holmes, Alex Cotton, Dom Henstridge, Finlay Laing, and Samuel Buckley.  Coaches: Martin Nozedar and Colin White - Manager: Don Gardener

 MATCH REPORT - Pulborough 8 Jersey 11 (04/12/2016)

Jersey Colts fourth game of the season saw them enter the match mid table in the Sussex league playing against Pulborough who were placed third.

It was going to be a hard day in the office for Jersey with Pulborough straight at them from the off.   Jersey were in their own 22 for a considerable time as the Pulborough attack gained momentum and pressure which translated in to a series of unfortunate errors by Jersey.  Even when they were able to kick the ball away this was too easily scooped up by Pulborough and back they came again.

 Dominate Breakdown

The battle of the packs was more evenly matched with Jersey’s technical nous and experience giving them a slight edge.  A yellow card for a late tackle saw Jersey with a man in the bin, but team spirit and fortitude saw them ride out the 10 minutes with no points conceded.

 Rolling Maul

Jersey at last were getting into the game.  It was their turn to enjoy possession and dominance.  At last a breakthrough with Jersey winning a penalty, which although at a difficult angle was converted to give Jersey a three point lead after 30 minutes.  Just before the half time whistle Pulborough managed to go over the line to score a try. Unable to convert Pulborough finished the half with a slender of lead of 5 points to 3.

The halftime break gave Jersey Lead Coach Dave McCormick the opportunity to refocus the team by firmly setting out his expectations for the second half. 

Line Out

Jersey dug deep and showed great strength and determination which saw them begin to muscle out Pulborough whose discipline started to falter and showed signs of cracking as the errors racked up, which Jersey were happy to capitalise upon. From one such situation the ball was fed out to Dan De Miguel who burst through tackle after tackle, head down bulldozing his way to touch down in the corner, putting Jersey back into the lead 8-5.

Pulborough were not finished, it was time for Jersey to defend as their line was attacked.  Jersey was resolute to a man and there was no way through.  However this pressure did yield a penalty for Pulborough which they duly slotted over to make it 8 all with ten minutes to play. 

 Jamie

It looked like the game was destined for a draw until a wonderful moment of Jersey pressure which was rewarded with a penalty which was duly converted to make the final score 11-8 to Jersey!!

It was without doubt a game of highs and lows with both teams evenly matched. Both teams had some great opportunities to score tries.  Jersey to their credit absorbed enormous periods of pressure.  It was team spirit, resolve and to be honest “bloody mindedness” which saw Jersey through as victors.

This group is growing with each game and becoming a real force in Sussex – a well deserved win.  No rest though next up 8th January when we play 2nd place Worthing – so not too much turkey and mince pies over Christmas!

Team Photo

Dave McCormick (Lead Coach) - Alex Hill, Will Le Heuze, Joe Tilstone, Tom Coutanche, Ed Jones, Finlay Laing, Nathan Thomas, Cameron Campbell, Will Flenner, Danny De Miguel, Marc Davies, Colin White (Coach) Jamie Cook, Ewan Davies, Fraser George, Dom Henstridge, Myles Holmes, Mark Boarer, Ben Church and Danny Franco - photographer Alan Williamson (manager)

 

 

MATCH REPORT - Horsham 21 Jersey 12 (13/11/2016)

It is always difficult to write a match report when you are the losers.  So for a change I have taken most of it from Horsham’s website:

2016 Minute Silence

After a minutes silence to mark Remembrance Sunday Horsham were slow to get going against a very organised Jersey team. This season the coaches have kept on saying our mistakes will be punished against the stronger sides and it proved true with Jersey scoring a well worked try in the corner after 5 minutes [Try Cawley Conv Boarer 0-7 – 9 mins]. We were not competitive enough at the breakdown, fell off tackles and some passes went astray but things started to click into place and we responded with an well worked try scored by the excellent James Purbrick. Creating phase after phase of pick and go while in Jerseys 22, we showed plenty of aggression creating an opportunity to score with the difficult touchline conversion slotted over by Joe Blake  [7-7].

2016 Horsham I

Jersey scored a second try when they ran through the Horsham's poor defence to score a try from 60 yards but failed to convert. [Breakthrough by Boarer onto Coutanche and speedy Cotton touched down 7-12 – 12 mins].

Max Patterson scored a wonderful individual try kicking forward a loose ball colliding with the post pad as he dived over the try line while being tackled by the Jersey defender. The try was again converted by Joe Blake which made the score 14-12.

In the second half Jersey’s varied line out and set piece was particular strong, winning them possession in critical areas when Horsham attacked. The green & whites made some great line breaks through Alfie Burchfield & Ollie Lewis but support runners failed to collect the offload to put pressure on Jersey's try line.

2016 Horsham II

Pressing the Jersey defence to stretch their lead Joe Blake had the vision to put in a wonderful cross kick which was collected by Max Patterson who darted down the wing but was bundled into touch by Jerseys scramble defence.

With the game finely balanced Charlie Best scored a fantastic try collecting another cross field kick by Joe Blake which stretched Jersey’s defence as Charlie ran in from 22 yards. Joe also kicked the conversion making the score 21-12.

Jersey never gave up and hammered the Horsham try line in the final 10 minutes but Horsham stood strong & defended well to close out the game.

2016 Horsham III

I would like to congratulate Horsham for a well balanced report which ably demonstrated what a great game it was. It could have gone either way, an excellent team effort by Jersey - full of commitment – we’re not finished yet – next up Pulborough on 4th December.

Jersey squad: Ewan Davies, Ben Church, Marc Davies (Captain), Danny de Miguel, Chris Thompson, Will Cawley, Nathan Thomas, Danny Franco (Jersey man of the match), Dominic Henstridge, Mark Boarer, Ben Henman, Tom Coutanche, Joe Tilstone, Myles Holmes, Alex Cotton, Fraser George, Ed Jones and James Dempsey.

MATCH REPORT - Heathfield v Jersey 16th October 2016

On Sunday 16th October 2016 Jersey Colts played their second Sussex League match away to Heathfield. From the off both sides fought for dominance and wasted little time testing each other but there was little doubt that Heathfield with a strong pack up front kept Jersey pinned in their own 22.

The Jersey line up was much depleted particularly in the pack providing an opportunity for the young guns in the squad to show their metal. Without doubt to a man they stepped up to the plate providing the selectors with some difficult decisions before the next game.

Heathfield 2016 Squad

Jersey were the first score, seeing the ball recycled quickly from the ruck making its way through backs to Tom Coutanche who made ground before feeding out to Alex Cotton who sprinted down the wing to score.

Following the restart Jersey were penalised for going over the top and Heathfield scored from the penalty. Heathfield came back immediately scoring twice, converting both to take the lead at half time 17-5.

Colts On The Push (1)

At the start of the second half Heathfield caught Jersey off guard and went over the line to increase their lead. Jersey utilised their well drilled pack in to form an excellent rolling maul driving Heathfield back to push over to score. In what proved to be a period of rapid tries by both teams Heathfield were next to score making it 34-10 to Heathfield. This brought some clear and direct instruction from the Jersey coaching team which clearly clearly had the desired effect.

The last quarter saw Jersey put on a phenomenal surge of effort which saw them rewarded. Having secured the line out once again they formed a rolling maul. Despite Heathfield’s best efforts Jersey kept the maul rolling ever closer to the try line before going over to score. Mark Boarer on kicking duties duly converted. In a series of moves testament to time put in on the training ground paid dividends with the ball moving through fast hands out to Cotton who scored his second try.  Jersey was beginning to reel in their opponents. With the clock running down and Jersey upping their pace, once again the ball was flung out to Cotton who went over for his third try.  With just two minutes left to play all Jersey needed to do was catch the ball and keep possession, they had done it winning 36-34!

Colts Again Pushing 

A massive team effort which was certainly not without its frustrations. At one stage Jersey were 22 points behind, captain Dan De Miguel rallied the team directing the play and keeping them motivated. To the credit of the entire squad their heads did not go down.

It was a high paced game which was physically challenging. The team sustained long periods of pressure but took their chances when offered. All in all Jersey gave a much better account of themselves and it was their stamina that got the result they deserved. The match identified lots of positives but there is still room for improvement. In summary, it was this young squads commitment and determination that saw them steal a win out of jaws of defeat and take the match by two points. A very good effort from the whole team. This squad is growing in strength week by week. They are more than capable of upsetting Horsham in the next league match on 13th November.

Tries: Cotton (3), Edward Jones, Penalty Try, Danny De Miguel, 

Jersey Colts are supported by SALTGATE

Team: Ben Church, George Fraser, Ryan Bisson, Dan De Miguel, Chris Thompson, Will Cawley, Joshua Twohig-Jones, Will Flemmer, Mark Boarer, Myles Holmes, Tom Coutanche, Harrison Clarke, Alex Cotton, Will Le Heuze, Ed Jones, Louis Dean and Finlay Laing. Coaches David Felton and Matin Nozedar. Manager Alan Williamson

 MATCH REPORT (Photos courtesy of DE Photo)

Hastings and Bexhill v Jersey – Sunday 2nd October 2016

Colts get off to an excellent start in Sussex

Jersey’s Colts first foray into the Sussex League saw them travel to last season’s mid-table finishers Hastings and Bexhill.  The pitch and conditions were excellent save for a stiff sea breeze. 

Jersey started brightly with Church securing the ball from Hastings kick-off.  Despite almost one-way traffic Hastings managed to keep Jersey at bay until the 15th minute when quick had saw the ball glide from Boarer to Coutanche and out to the flying Dempsey on the wing who evaded the grasps of the Hastings defence to touch down under the posts, duly converted by Boarer for 7 points.  Hastings were undone a minute later by the exact same move by from the rampaging trio of Boarer, Coutanche and Dempsey and converted by Boarer to put 14 points on the board.  Jersey were now in full stride and continued to pile on the pressure and an excellent ball deftly played off the floor by Thomas, saw Marc Davies power over, converted by Boarer 21 points.  Next up was a cheeky kick through from Dempsey which popped up perfectly for Cook to run in Jersey’s bonus point try! 26-0, (conversion narrowly missed by Boarer).  Not to be out done Boarer was next to pop the ball through from foot for Coutanche to run on for his first try, which was converted by Boarer to make Jersey’s lead 33-0.  Just before half time Church was harshly judged to be coming in from the side and was given a yellow card.

James Dempsey

Even down to 14 men Jersey were too much for Hastings and Tilstone ran in an excellent try duly converted by Boarer 38-0.  The Jersey forwards flexed their muscles forming a rolling maul from a majestic line-out throw from Church.  The pack looked unstoppable as they march at will towards their opponents 22 on course for a certain try only to be illegally pulled down by an ever desperate Hastings.  Not to be out done Jersey popped the ball out from the bottom of the collapsed maul and worked it across the pitch at lightning speed to Coutanche who so very nearly scored being stopped just inches from the line.  But he was not to be disappointed again as he soon got his revenge running in two more tries to bring his tally to 3 and two more converted by Boarer to make it 7 conversions out of 8 - resulting in an impressive lead to Jersey 54-0.  With less than 10 minutes to play Hastings put Jersey under pressure but their attack was held up over the line by some solid defence work.  Hastings attacked again which resulted in Hill being yellow carded for apparently being off his feet.  Down to 14 men Jersey still held firm, but next up was Boarer, pinged for pulling down the maul (no mean feat for the big man!!).  In the dying moments Hastings got their consolation try, making the final score 54-5 to Jersey. 

Frantic Franco

A very pleasing start for the Colts which sees them second in the league behind Horsham who won their opening game 52-0.

As very big thank you to our sponsor Saltgate and to the hospitality of Hastings.  Next up last season’s champions Heathfield on October 14th – bring it on!

Jersey Squad:  James Dempsey (2 trys), Ben Henman, Joe Tilstone (1 try), Tom Coutanche (3 trys), Jamie Cook (1 try), Mark Boarer (7 convs), Dominic Henstridge, Ewan Davies, Mark Church, Marc Davies (captain – 1 try), Daniel De Miguel, Cameron Campbell, Daniel Franco, Alex Hill, Nathan Thomas, Will Flemmer, Chris Thompson and Ryan Bisson - Coach: Dave McCormark and David Felton – Assistant Manager Don Gardener.

 

 


General information

Team Selection

As a team we will endeavour to ensure that all registered players get the opportunity to play a game in the Sussex League.  In the selection process team coaches shall have the final say.  Players who fail to show or who show up unacceptably late for training without reasonable excuse may be dropped arbitrarily at the coach's discretion.  A history of unreliability (reasonable or not) may adversely affect future selections.  It is the player's responsibility to inform their coach or manager if they are unable to play on a given weekend in the week preceding the match.  Early advice will benefit the team, as it will enable team selections to be finalised at training. While attendance at training is not compulsory, commitment to the team is. 

Players with reasonable excuses for not training are not penalised, although they must realise that players who do train regularly will have a natural advantage over them which will increase as the season progresses. 

Coaches are aware of the effect of selecting non-training players on the performance of their team as a whole. Players who fail to train without reasonable excuse may be dropped arbitrarily at the coach's discretion.  It is the player's responsibility to inform their coach or manager if they will be unable to attend training prior to the commencement of that training session. 

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Level of skill the player has demonstrated
  • Level of fitness that the player has attained
  • Knowledge of position
  • Performance in training or previous games
  • Player development
  • Attendance
  • Commitment to the team
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