Hartpury College


In order for you to be selected into the senior rugby programme, you must first be applying for, or have already accepted, a place onto a university course at UWE Hartpury.

Our elite squad play to a very high standard and will regularly include players who have been with a professional club either as an apprentice or a full-time professional. Others can expect to have had at least extensive trials with professional clubs prior to joining Hartpury.

The elite squad normally comprises of our top two sides. The players who do not make this squad will have the chance to play regular rugby and develop at a competitive level.

Trials for prospective players will be held over the course of the year, with the purpose of identifying talented players to join the Hartpury Rugby programme.

Ultimately places in the programme will be offered based on prior experience, your sporting CV and trials. Players will also need to ensure they have confirmed, or are in the process of accepting a place on one of UWE Hartpury’s degree courses.

Academically, applicants to Hartpury College will be required to meet certain criteria depending on the course you’re applying for.  If you have not achieved these prerequisites there are other options available to you; for further details please contact the head of the senior rugby programme, John Barnes.