Bristol Harlequins RFC provides boys and girls aged 5 to 12 years old in Bristol the opportunity to learn, enjoy and compete in the sport of Rugby. We instil the principles of team work, discipline, respect and sportsmanship in our players.

Founded in 1926, we continue to strive to deliver an outstanding experience for our players and families. Currently, we have over 80 active Mini & junior players, who start from the age of 4 for boys and girls named the “Munch Quins” and currently continue through to Under 13s. A great number of our players have come from all over the county to play for Quins and have competed in both local and regional tournaments.

The primary goal of the Mini & Junior coaches is to develop our young players and promote Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship which makes the game special and as staff, have enjoyed so much over the years.

Bristol Harlequins Minis & Juniors remain a vibrant youth organization in our community which strives for excellence and always endeavours to be at the highest level of youth Rugby in performance and sportsmanship.

Why not come along and give a try!


The playing season runs from the 1st Sunday in September through to the 2nd Sunday in May. There will be training or fixtures every Sunday morning (weather and pitch conditions permitting) except during Christmas and Easter. Mini’s coaching (Under 6s to Under 12s) is held on Sunday mornings start at 10:30am.

Juniors’ coaching (Under 13s) is held on specified weekday evenings with matches usually held on Sundays.


Bristol Harlequins Rugby Club on Broomhill Road in Brislington next to Beeches Hotels and Goals. 

How to join?

We offer free taster session for the first week - so simply come along and see how your child enjoys playing rugby. Your Team Manager will be able to take you through the membership process and discuss joining fees.

What to bring?

A water bottle and appropriate sportswear. Footwear should be studded rugby (or football) boots. Bristol Harlequins strongly recommend using a gumshield in contact training and during matches for Under 9s and above. If your child has asthma, an inhaler must be brought along to every session. Rugby is a winter sport so waterproofs and warm clothing should be considered - for players and for parents! Muddy kit and boots are not allowed in the Clubhouse, so it would be a good idea to have a kit bag with a clean change of clothes.

news articles

  • Obituary – Mike Budd. 1939-2020

    Tue 22 Sep 2020 05:52

    Mike Morgan has written the following obituary of his former Quins 2nd row colleague Mike Budd, who sadly passed away last week.Buddy and Mike started playing at Quins under the captaincy … view

  • NEW Quins Club Shop NOW LIVE!

    Fri 11 Sep 2020 17:50

    We're happy to announce that local sporting goods store Professional Sport and Fitness will be handling our kit supply for 2020/21 season.They've just launched the Bristol Harlequins kit … view

  • Return to Rugby road map - STAGE D

    Mon 31 Aug 2020 08:40

    Some great news this weekend as we move into STAGE D of the return to rugby road map.Meaning we can introduce adapted contact training and non contact fixtures. Head coach Iain Grieve has … view

  • NatWest RugbyForce - 5th and 6th Sept 2020

    Wed 26 Aug 2020 20:57

    The annual NatWest #RugbyForce day will be taking place Sat 5th and Sun 6th September from 9.00am.🙋‍♂️ 🛠 🧰 🧹 💪 🙋‍♂️Can you spare a … view

  • Pre-season training starts Thursday 6th August

    Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:24

    Pre-season training will commence this coming Thursday 6th August at Valhalla (Bristol Harlequins - BS4 5RG) Then every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter.Arrival time: From 6.30pmSession … view