Plymstock Albion Oaks keen to make it easier for colts to progress

Plymouth Albion Oaks' colts in action at the Plymouth Combination Sevens event at Horsham Fields

Plymouth Albion Oaks’ colts in action at the Plymouth Combination Sevens event at Horsham Fields

PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks coach Tim Mathias says the Cornwall/Devon League side have been working hard on trying to make it easier for youngsters to move up from their colts team into the senior set-up.

Oaks have got some promising youngsters coming through and they hope they can form the bedrock of the club in future years.

“What we are trying to do at Plymstock Albion Oaks is make it more of a one club, rather than seniors and juniors sections,” said Mathias.

“A few of the colts from last year have done quite well and it shows them all that they can do it.

“We are trying to do more with our junior section and make sure the first team players are around more. That way when the under-16s and colts come into senior set-up they know a few players rather than it being so intimidating.

“That’s been encouraging. And that’s where this club is going to grow from – the players coming through the youth section.”

Oaks, who finished fourth last season, made a good start to the new campaign by beating Penryn 15-12 at Horsham Fields last weekend, despite missing a host of players who were at a wedding.

They are likely to be still short of players for this weekend’s trip to the Pirates Amateurs.

Meannwhile, Oaks will be holding a half-time rugby camp at the club on Wednesday, October 26. The cost is £10. Anyone interested in attending should email Tim Mathias at

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