If you are interested in playing Rugby at a friendly local club and you are going into year 9 at school then Chipstead U14s (The "Exiles") is the team for you.
[*A player’s age grade is determined by their age at midnight on 31st August at the beginning of each Season and that age grade applies for the whole season]
In the 2015-2016 season we are looking to build on the successes of recent seasons which have seen us pick up the Surrey Bowl last season.
An exciting season awaits in the Juniors in the league format
So what makes the “Exiles” special?
The "Exiles" have a clear 'One-Squad' mind-set. All players in the Exiles are equal and their selection is solely based on ability and attitude.
Our ethos is quite simple: To be a success on (and off) the pitch you have to be respected and to be respected you have to be respectful in return.
We aim to make training and competition as enjoyable as possible. From enjoyment comes enthusiasm. From enthusiasm comes commitment. From commitment comes success.
Rugby is a physical game; discipline during training and in competition is fundamental. We aim to instil this ethos across the squad.
Lombardian ethics (“A win at any cost”) are not, and never will be what the “Exiles” are about. From our perspective it very much matters how the Exiles play, how we win and how we learn to accept defeat.
There are three types of player. The first makes things happen; the second lets things happen, and the third says, '"What just happened?"
On the pitch, the answer to what kind of player you are will be evident in your performance. Are you continually on the alert for the unexpected? Are you able to exploit opportunities when they come? Are you able to counter the actions of the opposition? If you can answer yes to all three then you are a Team player who makes things happen.