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Women's Rugby 17Dec 2013

Elite women's rugby programme for university students

Elite women's rugby programme for university students (1)

Hartpury is building on the success of its college women's rugby programme by offering university students the chance to continue their playing development whilst studying for a degree.

Starting from September 2014, the programme becomes the latest addition to the elite talent development programmes under the Hartpury Sport wing.

It will be overseen by former RFU professional, Peter Cook, who has experience playing for Harlequins, Leicester and the Cornish Pirates. The programme is designed to support, nurture and educate players in all aspects of being an elite athlete alongside their university studies.

Hartpury's current women's rugby programme, which caters for 16-19 year olds, has seen more than twenty players go on to receive England U20 caps, as well as three who have full international appearances for the England senior side at 15 and 7-a-side.

 

23 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

England Women call for Hartpury quartet in Rugby Sevens

England women will welcome back returning Olympian Abbie Brown as she lines up alongside three fellow players with Hartpury ties in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series this weekend.

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16 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

England Women’s Elite Player Squad features another Hartpury talent takeover!

Twelve Hartpury talents have been named in the England Women’s Elite Player squad for 2016-17 and eight of them are among the 29 players to be awarded the first ever 15-a-side professional contracts.

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13 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

Almost a ton up as Gloucester-Hartpury run rampant

Gloucester-Hartpury women's team certainly sounded out a warning to their rivals as they racked up almost a century of points in their opening Women's Championship Midlands Two clash on Sunday.

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09 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

Hartpury’s Bianca ready for Italian job

Hartpury’s international roll of honour has another distinguished member after A-level student, Bianca Maria Coltellini, was named as captain of the Italy Sevens Under-18s team.

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