Offering the perfect environment for talented, aspiring rugby players to combine the highest level of college rugby with a continued education, Hartpury is the ideal setting for your development. You will have the opportunity to compete at the very highest level of college sport and complete your studies in a variety of engaging BTEC, A Level or Foundation Degree subjects.
The only college to lift the RFU AASE League Championship trophy since the competition’s inception in 2009, our U18 1st XV have proven themselves to be the best college rugby side in the country. Hartpury Rugby has produced over 100 internationals over the last ten years, and with excellent links to Gloucester Rugby, academy graduates regularly go on to feature in the Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup competitions.
The College has also produced full internationals for the British and Irish Lions, England, Ireland and Wales, as well as some of the emerging rugby nations, such as Georgia and Canada. Offering talented players the chance to experience a professional rugby club atmosphere, we have established an outstanding track record of developing players alongside furthering their education.
We’ve also created the perfect all-round package to take you to the next level. As part of an elite squad, it is designed to support your development by offering access to professional services including nutrition, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning. Tailor-made timetables will also keep players at their best both on and off the pitch.
As part of our ethos year at Hartpury College in enabling students to become the best they can be we ensure that all students who play for Hartpury in AOC competitions benefit from access to kit, facilities and training from qualified coaches as well as access to the Sports Academy Hub. This ensures that all student players receive the very best support, helping them to develop in their sport of choice. To access this support players must become members of the Sports Academy. The cost of this membership is £60 for the 2016/17 academic year for College students, which works out at less than £2 a week for the year. This cost provides students with:
- Eligibility to participate in AOC competition
- AOC competition entry fees paid
- Transport to fixtures and training where required
- Access to kit, equipment and facilities for academy training with qualified coaches
- Access to Hartpury Sport Academy Hub
Unfortunately students who are not members of the Sports Academy are not eligible to play for Hartpury College.