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MOSELEY U17 COLTS (2008-2009)


Moseley Under 17 Colts are recruiting now for players of all abilities to join our successful squad, (National Plate winners in 2007/08) at our south Birmingham base. Training is at 6:30 on Thursday nights for weekend matches (usually Sundays).


We are currently planning our summer tour for 2009 and ideas or offers of help with organising and (especially!) fundraising would be very welcome. Please contact John Bellenger with all offers or ideas, however small!


Under 17s Team Manager John Bellenger 0121 628 4284                       mob 07949 822164
Under 17s Forwards Coach Geraint Lewis 07767350871
Under 17s Backs Coach Cillian Ryan 01214713500
All under 17 teams in the North Midlands that have entered the competition are in one of 3 leagues – North, Central and South. The competition will eventually lead to National Finals in Cup, Plate and Bowl

1st Stage - North Midlands U 17 Central League

Moseley are in the central league with Birmingham & Solihull, Bromsgrove, Five Ways, Redditch anMoseley Match Preview (Birmingham UK)d Silhillians. Moseley will play each of the sides once - home or away (ie 5 matches in total). The top 2 will go through to North Midlands League 1, 3rd and 4th to League 2, 5th & 6th to League 3.

North Midlands U 17 Central League - Fixtures 2008






Sept 08





21st Five Ways


28 5
Oct 08        
5th Newport Home cancelled
12th Camp Hill Home



26th Droitwich Away



Nov 08        
2nd B’ham Solihull Away



23rd Redditch Away


30th Silhillians Home




 Colts Scores and/or reports – an appeal!

Do you watch the Colts matches? Can you write a brief report for the games, or at least report the scores.

This would really help out the team who have their hands full with coaching and organising - and help us all keep up to date. Please contact Dave Bettis on or speak to the team coaches

Moseley Under 17 Colts End of Season Report 2008-9

Our Under 17 Colts had a very successful season winning the RFU Under 17 Midlands Shield versus Burton and Runners Up in the National Under 17 Shield Final losing 22 10 to Wimborne. Stuart Healey, Miles Goodwin and Adrian Maynard also played for the Under 19 Colts. Congratulations to Louis Padian on his England Under 18 Cap

Our Thanks go to Coaches, Cillian Ryan and Geraint Lewis and Team Manger John Bellenger

Under 17 Colts Played 15 Won 10 Drawn 1 Lost 4

Under 17s 27 Bromsgrove 8 - North Midlands League

Our best performance of the year on the AWP saw us dominate the first quarter with some excellent flowing rugby.

We had several scoring opportunities as a consequence of an excellent ball supply the rampant forwards but the last pass just was not coming off, until Mike and Louis combined for Chris Crutchley to finish off an excellent winger’s try in the corner.
From the restart we again returned the kick with interest and after Bromsgrove illegally killed what looked like another try scoring opportunity Mikey out us 8-0 up.

An unfortunate ankle injury then disrupted the game and we had to ‘evict’ the under 16s (many thanks guys for that – much appreciated) from what passed as our last playable pitch to continue.

The disruption seemed to damage us the most and while we went on to record a 13-3 half-time lead thanks to a great forward line out drive and score from Stuart, Bromsgrove had come back into the game.

Playing up the hill and testing our fitness to the limit, Bromsgrove continued to place us under pressure forcing us back into our own half through some good kicking.

A fortuitous bounce from (what should have been) a crooked line out then gave Bromsgrove a try in the corner and things looked like they would be very tight in the closing quarter.

But we still were creating chances particularly from broken field play and were unlucky not to be able to convert these to tries. When Louis finally broke to the line and Stuart picked up and drove from the ensuing ruck the 20-8 lead looked a lot more comfortable.

Ado then finished a good day at the office with an individual break to score under the posts to put us in the driving seat for next week’s final round of league matches.

Droitwich 7 Moseley 27 - 26th October 2008

Moseley gave a commanding performance on Sunday, with the forwards stamping their authority on an experienced Droitwich pack. The most pleasing element was the way the forwards did not get isolated over many phases and retained the ball well to give the backs a solid platform from which to work.

Darius scored (at least) two tries and Ant one with one disputed between them.
The truth though is that the tries were all excellent team efforts with Adrian producing some galloping runs with excellent back-up from all the team. Mikey rounded off an excellent combined forwards and backs move after a charging run from John Lynch and a popped pass from Aleem’s dancing feet. - Cillian Ryan

Moseley 34 Camp Hill 6 - 12th October 2008

After a slow start where a new backline combination found difficulty in capitalizing on ball won by the forwards who had the edge on their counterparts, Moseley reached half time with a 3-6 deficit to Camp Hill.

Despite Camp Hill losing both props and having to move to uncontested scrums Moseley’s forwards continued to assert their domination in the other phases. When Adrian broke through for the first try it was no more than we deserved. The steady rate of tries after that was testament to our growing assurance on the ball and tries from Darius (following good forward maul work at the lineout), Damon, Adrian again and Motty put the gloss on a composed second half performance.

Mikey added to his first penalty with three conversions and should have had a fourth if I (touch judging) had been more assertive when a disconsolate and beaten Camp Hill touch judge claimed he had missed the play! Okay Mikey, the ref and the video confirm it was good, so we will enter it on the record!!
- Cillian Ryan

This weekend – supporters places on the coach available, book early!
We are away to Hereford this weekend, bus departs at 10 from the club, adults places available at £5, please let Dave Ireland know (contact details on the Colts page of ).


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