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Women's Rugby Academy

Thrive in a women's rugby environment that rivals the professionalism of top-tier clubs.

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At Hartpury College, we take immense pride in our track record of honing player skills while equipping them for a future beyond the rugby field. Prepare to learn from some of the finest coaches within the Hartpury community. We are deeply committed to supporting you in achieving excellence in both your academic pursuits and your rugby career. Our esteemed students have gone on to grace World Cup stages, proudly represent their nations, and compete at the pinnacle of women's rugby leagues.

Notably, our program has nurtured over 20 England Under-20s and 10 senior England squad members. Among our illustrious alumni stand Women's Rugby World Cup champions such as Alex Matthews and Ceri Large. Many players have also secured coveted full-time contracts in both 7s and 15s rugby.

Our international reach extends far and wide, with established connections in the USA, Hong Kong, France, and Canada, offering you opportunities to broaden your horizons by traveling and playing abroad. During your time with us, you'll also have the chance to gain invaluable work experience and forge connections that will shape your future career.

Your academic journey is meticulously tailored to ensure you extract the maximum value from your qualifications and training regimen. In addition to weekly coaching sessions led by our dedicated staff, you'll have the opportunity to compete against some of the nation's most formidable college teams.

Assessment days

Our Hartpury College Women’s Rugby Academy will be holding assessment days on Thursday 2 November 2023 and Thursday 15 February 202410:00am – 2:00pm, for any prospective college students for the forthcoming academic year (September 2024).

These assessment days are for rugby players who are looking to apply for an academic course here at Hartpury College and are designed to give both players and parents an introduction to the Women’s Rugby Academy.

Hartpury is proud to be a Rugby Football Union University Partner in recognition of its commitment to further enhancing the rugby experience for its students.

As the sport’s governing body in England, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) continues to give a huge endorsement to the work of its 14 partnership universities, which includes Hartpury, to develop rugby union.

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Featured sport certificates and diplomas

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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching
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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Fitness
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Football
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Gain a grounding in all aspects of sport, with emphasis on performance and excellence in football. Develop your knowledge of football training techniques for a range of players, from children to professionals. You’ll examine your own game to ensure you improve as a player. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Golf
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Golf)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

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For over 15 years, Hartpury College has been the nurturing ground for more than 250 aspiring athletes who have gone on to achieve international acclaim. From equestrian champions at the Olympics to our triumphant men's and women's rugby and men's football teams in the BUCS leagues, we are dedicated to cultivating the finest sporting talent.

Sport Academies Montage Hartpury University

Equine Academy

Our Equine Academy offers world-class coaching to empower our equestrian athletes in their pursuit of competitive careers. Notable graduates include Astier Nicolas, an Olympic medallist at Rio, and dressage sensation Olivia Oakeley.

Hartpury College Equine Academy

Men’s Rugby Academy

Our student-led rugby team, Hartpury University RFC, takes center stage on our campus. It's no surprise that graduates like Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill, and Ben Vellacott have gone on to make their mark in the professional rugby world.

University Mens Rugby Academy

Women’s Football Academy

In both football and futsal, our teams are active participants in the BUCS league. Our students are not only regulars in the Women's Futsal Super Series, aired live on BT Sport, but also frequently feature in club sides competing in the National League.

Hartpury College Womens Football Academy

Men’s Football Academy

Our senior football program stands among the finest in the UK. With 11 BUCS Premier League titles and five BUCS national championships under our belt, we have consistently produced remarkable talents. Graduates like Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu, who represented Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, speak to our program's excellence.

Hartpury College Mens Football Academy

Rowing Academy

Five former students and staff members earned coveted spots in Team GB's rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Our achievements extend to numerous Home International appearances, victories at prestigious events like Henley Regatta, National Schools, and BUCS Regatta, all while maintaining a strong partnership with British Rowing.

Hartpury College Rowing Academy

Golf Academy

Our presence in top-level BUCS leagues, the BUCS Golf Tour, and competitions sanctioned by The R & A attests to the quality of our Golf Academy. Notable successes include former student George Bryant's victories at the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championships and Joe Buenfeld's triumph at the Junior European Open.

Hartpury College Golf Academy

Netball Academy

Led by netball luminary Jess Shaw, our Netball Academy has earned its reputation as a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre and BUCS league champion. Our students are also integral members of Netball Superleague teams.

Hartpury College Netball Academy

Athlete Performance Academy

We provide unwavering support to athletes participating at the highest levels of their national governing body talent pathways, encompassing a wide spectrum of sports, including athletics, biathlon, cricket, swimming, and more.

Hartpury College Athlete Performance Academy

Modern Pentathlon Academy

As one of Pentathlon GB's premier modern pentathlon academies, Hartpury College has consistently delivered exceptional results and fostered the development of aspiring athletes.

Hartpury College Modern Pentathlon Academy