Growing the game across the county
Middlesex Rugby is the governing body for rugby in Middlesex but we are far more than just another layer of bureaucracy and blazers. As well as running county representative rugby, we facilitate the playing of grassroots rugby across the county, ensuring that our clubs thrive and grow. That might mean giving a metaphorical or financial helping hand or it might mean dishing out a bit of discipline here and there. Without the structure and governance that we provide there would be no game.
Our county representative section is made up of ten squads, providing the opportunity for aspiring players at all age groups from senior to Under 15s men, women, boys and girls to represent the county and possibly go on to gain divisional honours. The squads are split into three sections, senior, junior and women & girls, each with their own director of rugby, team managers and top flight coaching teams.
The senior women’s squad has recently undergone an almost total transformation and improved to a level where they now play in the Women’s County Championships.
At the junior age groups, more than 480 players from Middlesex clubs and schools are involved an initial screening process every season, of whom 320 will join a county squad at the appropriate age group, with the potential to be selected to represent Team Middlesex in grade matches against other counties. There is also a development programme for U14 players.
Every player receives top class coaching and mentoring from 36 qualified coaches as part of our player development programme.
In turn, our coaches themselves participate in their own development programme and are individually mentored to help them achieve Level 3 coaching awards.