Hartpury College

Women's Rugby

Run alongside the UK’s most successful college women’s rugby programme, Hartpury’s AASE programme develops and supports young, female rugby players who have the ability, drive and desire to play at the very highest level. With more than 15 U20 England internationals and two full England internationals, our programme has proven to be the ideal place for aspiring women’s rugby players to develop their skills. The scheme will prepare you, as an elite athlete, for all aspects of life at the top of their sport.

Who is eligible?

The scheme is aimed at 16-year-old rugby players who have played at regional, High Performance Academy and Junior Super Cap levels or have attended a National Talent Development Group. To be considered, you need to be technically sound, tactically good, physically fit and display a willingness to learn and a commitment to succeed.

Students will also need to meet relevant academic criteria to study on a Level 3 BTEC programme at Hartpury.

What do you gain from it?

By doing the Advanced Apprenticeship in sporting excellence you will give yourself the best chance to succeed. Apprentices will combine their rugby training with units aimed at preparing them for all aspects of their future career. Those selected for the course will have aspirations to compete internationally and will be guided throughout to make sure this dream can be achieved.

Apprentices will also have access to a range of specialist, professional services including physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and sports psychology.

How do I apply?

Students will be selected by the Head of Women’s Rugby at Hartpury, LJ Adams. If you feel you are of the correct level and have an interest in developing yourself as an elite athlete, please contact Laura via the details below:

Email: laura-jane.adams@hartpury.ac.uk