The 2021 Alred Trophy (Boys)


The search is on! Could you be the best kicker in the whole of Great Britain and Ireland?

Sign up to take part in the Alred Trophy to find out.

Click here to see the drills you will take part in.

Please Note: Entrants must be 18 or under on 1st September 2021 in order to enter the Alred Trophy. Scroll down to see event dates.



In every team there is a chosen one to whom a greater responsibility falls… The very best are able to step forward amidst chaos and become the architects of calm.

These players are given a title. They are the kicker.

And now, the search is on for the best under 18 kicker in the whole of Great Britain and Ireland. Could it be you?

The Alred Trophy takes place in 2021 across the UK and Ireland in seven venues where hundreds of contestants skills will be put to the test across four/five kicking disciplines designed to mimic the conditions under pressure and applied to kickers during a match.

Wales, Cardiff - 29th March, 2021

Midlands, Loughborough - 6th April 2021

South East - Oxford - 13th April 2021

Scotland, Edinburgh - 7th April 2021

Ireland, Rugby Academy - Date TBC

South West, Taunton - 15th April 2021

3 Winners from each region will progress to the final on 24th July, where one overall winner will be crowned!

Then three winners from each event will take part in the British and Irish Final in Nottingham in July 24th! Be there and be part of something special.

To see the disciplines you will be test on click here. 

The four kicking disciplines you'll be tested on:

Hang Time

  • Up and under
  • 5 x kicks
  • Longest time in the air
  • Time added for dropped balls

Target Restarts

  • Dropkick restarts 
  • Target area
  • 5 x restarts
  • Points for landing in target

Punting (Both Feet)

  • 5 x kicks each foot
  • 10m channel
  • Longest combined length
  • Average right
  • Average left
  • Average combined

Alred Trophy Red Zone

  • 7 kicks in the red zone
  • Ultimate sudden death – miss and you are out
  • Whoever goes the longest is the winner

Are you the 2021 winner of the Alred Trophy? Enter now and show us you can kick when it counts.

Alred Trophy Partners

Additional information


Durham University – 9th April 2021, South West – Taunton 15th April 2021, South East – Oxford 13th April 2021, Loughborough University – 6th April 2021, Rugby Academy Ireland – Date TBC, Edinburgh University – 7th April 2021, Cardiff – 29th March


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