Berkshire U18s is part of the SWU18s Group that ecompasses Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset & Wiltshire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Gloucestershire. Their season runs from selection in May, training and game preparation during the summer and the early part of the season, then one or two warm-up matches before the SWU18s double headers in October and November. These double headers are played on a Saturday and Sunday over two weekends (four fixtures per weekend) at a central location (normally Bristol) where Berkshire play two games. These games are against two of the furthest west counties and the SWU18s Group selects a squad for the final trials to select a SWU18s team that plays against the other 3 England Divisions (Midlands, North and London & South East) from which an England Clubs & Schools U18s team is selected.
From a purely Berkshire RFU perspective our aim and priority is to provide a competitive and enjoyable experience for all those players in our squad throughout all of our programme. We hope the players return to their clubs and schools as better players and continue to play county rugby with our U20s and Senior squads.
Updated 3rd June 2017