Under 9A’s – London Irish – 2015

The Under 9A’s gave it a great deal of effort and showed a great deal of enthusiasm in their final fixtures of the year facing stiff competition in every match.   Although the games did not always go their way they represented Chobham proudly and passionately.     A huge thank you to all the parents and coaches for the strong support this year and looking forward to great things in the Under 10’s!


Leading the lads – Coaches Paul Evans and Mark Mantell – See you in September!!



Under 9’s Go Undefeated at Weybridge

I mixed squad of under 9’s embraced their first opportunity to play under the lights winning three from three.  As always there were plenty of supporters to cheer on some very enthusiastic rugby.   The folks at Vandals were great hosts and we look forward to meeting them more next year.





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Under 9B’s Go Undefeated @ Camberley B Festival

The Mighty Chobham Tigers were unbeaten in hard fought, low scoring matches at the Camberley B Festival on Sunday 19th April 2015.


The lads started off with an attacking performance and comfortable win against Camberley, running in four tries, before having to switch to defensive mode and putting in a lot of hard tackles to draw against Cobham, whose players were significantly bigger than ours.


Then came the highlight of the day, a fierce game against London Irish. Chobham withstood intense pressure from a big, well-drilled opposition drawing players from a large squad but their determination and commitment, with some outstanding tackling, saw them beat Irish in a close game.  By half time of the last game, Guildford were reduced to 6 players as a result of more hard tackles (and a hard ground), and our own Jacob played for the opposition in the second half, showing typical Chobham grit by scoring a last minute try against us to tie the match.


All the players’ contributions were fantastic across the board, both individually and as a close-knit team that bonded well, with every one of them putting in a phenomenal amount of hard work in defence and showing flashes of creativity in attack against often bigger teams.


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Team: Rhys Kanaan, Jack Hearn, Bruno Phelan, William Odgers, Finn Dunne, Noah Jenkins, Rory Burke and Jacob Griffin

Reigate-Shield Winners

Under 8 A’s take Shield @ Redingensian’s A Festival

Chobham U8’s played to a great standard at the Redingensian’s A Festival, facing teams from Windsor, Rams, Titans, Bracknell, Farnham and Reading.  The Team played with passion, great support play, direct running and plenty of tries scored. Winning the Shield was a great result for the boys and gives them further confidence and foundation in preparation for Contact Rugby next Season – its time to leave the Tags behind!!”
Reigate-Shield Winners


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Under 8’s – Surrey A Festival

The young lads represented Chobham well with three wins out of four on a sunny day in the Surrey Hills.  They scored twenty plus tries while yielding less than ten, and led with defence, having several seven tackle turnovers throughout the day.

Of course the Chobham supporters were out in full force and as a special treat the Under’s 8’s provided the Under 9’s with an honour guard in their second match against the host team Dorking who they went on to defeat in the match.    Well done to everyone involved in a great day!



Under 8 - A's     Coach Talk





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U9’s Festivals: Cobham & Guilford

After a few months of hard hitting practice against each other the U9’s took their hard hitting to the rest of Surrey participating in the Esher and Guilford Festivals, seeing them take on teams from Dorking, Farnham, Reigations, Guilford, Esther, Cobham, and Guildfordians.   Every team in every festival showed great effort and determination, and of course the Chobham parents and fans made each outing feel like a home match!


In Cobham two of the Chobham teams finished undefeated and were awarded the best defensive team and also best offensive team; showing great effort and skill on both sides of the ball.


Best Offensive Team (5 – 0)                                  Best Defensive Team  (4 – 0 – 1)

Best OffensiveTeam                 Best Defensive Team


In Guilford the festival format only allowed for three teams and Chobham put out three 12 member sides in each division.   After a slow start the Chobham teams found their legs and competed at a very high level; however, the host side was too much for all comers and prevailed in the end.    The Chobham spirit was evident as each side helped cheer on the next and once again the Chobham Faithful were there in mass!   Great work by all the teams!




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Wimbledon B Festival – Under 9’s – Cup Winners – 2 November 2014


Squad:  Callum Dron, Ethan Restall, Kieran Finnegan, Max Orefice, Oliver Mantel, Sam Moreau, Sami Abbey-Taylor, Teddy Gannon, William Evans, William Odgers


Wimbledon B Festival – Under 9’s – Cup Winners


The Under 9’s squad overcame torrential rains and stiff opposition from Dorking (2-1), Wimbledon (5-5), Esher (5-2), Effingham (7-2), and Teddington in the Final (4-4) to finish 4-0-2 and share the overall title with Teddington.    The team played ferocious defence, logging close to 170 tackles in the six games, and causing at least one tackle turnover in each game, with some key tackles in a close Dorking match by Callum Dron.   Top tacklers were Kieran Finnegan, Same Moreau, and Max Orefice.    The team was not without offence scoring twenty-three tries to the oppositions fourteen; led early and often at scrum half by Ollie Mantell giving quick ball to his teammates; coupled with some fierce straight line running from Will Evans and Teddy Gannon.  Leading try scorers were Will Evans, William Odgers and Max Orefice.


Throughout the festival the boys showed a great deal of maturity and led from the front with team tackling, quick ball off-loads, goal line defence and great sportsmanship throughout; which was evident when both Chobham and Teddington ended the day undefeated and shared the Cup!


Thanks to the coaches and parents for braving the elements and cheering the boys onto victory.



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U8’s – Festival Photos/Update – Reeds & Cobham

This year the U8’s have hit the ground running with Festivals at Reeds and Cobham.    There has been loads of action with multiple teams participating in each festival and great support by volunteers, family and the wave of people associated with the Chobham Mini’s!  The Chobham teams have represented the club in great numbers and showen great effort and sportsmanship


Here are just a few photos of the action from last week; in the future please e-mail me direct with any match reports and photos and I will make sure they get on the website.   We will also have a photo drop box which will be posted regularly on this site.  Please send early and often as we can post as much as we like; it does not always have to be festival related.  My e-mail is


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U9 ~ Reeds Festival ~ 19 October 2014

What a fantastic performance by all Chobham teams at the Reeds Festival last Sunday. It was hard to believe this was only the second ‘full contact’ competitive fixture for most players such was the composure with the ball at the ‘breakdown’ (after being tackled) and the commitment to making the tackle. There are of course many areas we observed that we can work on in the development of our team play, however, as individuals many of the performances were outstanding.


We could name players from any of the teams however I was particularly impressed with the workload of Sam Clark and Max Orefice who worked together for the red team like a pair of hunting dogs in pulling down the opposition runners with big tackle after big tackle. Nothing got past these guys on Sunday and a great, fearless example for all players to watch.


Team highlights include a clean sweep of four wins for our mighty Orange team under Coach William Kanaan. Krishna really did have the biggest smile of the day!  Due to absentees, the squad was down to only seven players and no substitutes,  so all seven players played the full four matches against larger squads who had more rest and fresher players. At one point, Chobham were down to six players due to an injury but they battled on to win that game too.


Orange Team: Rhys Kanaan, Bruno Phelan, Jacob Griffin, Krishna Kler, Noah Jenkins, Raphael Shires, William Webb


The Yellow team finished close runners up in their group with a strong attacking performance to rival any other team at the entire Festival.The Red team lost only one game from five and have a record of 9 wins from 10 matches at this seasons Festivals to date.The Blue and Green teams were no less impressive and put in solid performances with plenty of good things to build on.


Additional photos of the festival can be found here:  U9 Reeds Festival


Finally we would like to thank Jack Davies and his family for their contributions to Chobham over the past three years and wish them well in their new home in Cypress. They will always be part of the Chobham Family and Jack will always have a place on the team!
(M. Moreau, W. Kanaan)

Home Festival

Chobham Under 9’s – Home Festival – October 5

The Chobham Under 9’s hosted its first festival of the year with visiting teams from Teddington, Reeds, Cobham and Wimbledon.  Chobham fielded five teams and saw one team after another grow into contact and although gracious hosts gave no quarter on the pitch with every team earning victories during the day.


The Yellow team was tenacious on defence with multiple seven tackle turnovers in each of their five games.   The Greens  were also up to the task with try scoring coming early and often while the defence picked up in each game.   The Blue and Orange teams followed suit and gave as good as they got scoring step for step while also gathering momentum on defence with several turnovers via tackles. The Red team seemed to gel early and often in the festival and held serve throughout winning 5 – 5.


Thanks to the coaches, parents and volunteers for all your help in making the first home festival a success.   Also a special thanks to Fred Janelid for his photos throughout the day which should be available under the attached link:


Home Festival – 5 October 2014


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