college rugby academy

over 200 students with international honours

and professional contracts worldwide

access to multi-million pound facilities

Study, train and play in an environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional club. We have an outstanding track record of developing players as well as preparing them for a career beyond their sport. We’ll help you balance your studies and your rugby commitments.

We’re nine-times AASE National Champions. Among our graduates are professional players including Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert and Ross Moriarty. In fact, more than 200 of our students have gained international caps or signed professional contracts around the world. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with professional and semi-professional clubs, allowing you to combine playing for Hartpury and an external team.

Off the pitch you’ll also have access to our performance services. Strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to lifestyle management and game analysis will keep you performing at your peak.

We design your timetable with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. As well as weekly sessions from dedicated coaches, you’ll have opportunities to compete at your level of college sport. The leagues are your chance to compete against some of the UK’s top teams.

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Hartpury U18 Rugby Academy Assessment Day

Our U18 Rugby Academy are holding assessment days on Tuesday 29th October 2019 and Tuesday 18th February 2020, for any prospective FE students for the forthcoming academic year (September 2020). The assessment days are for rugby players who are looking to apply for an academic course here at Hartpury and are designed to give both players and parents an introduction to the Academy.

It is strongly advised that all those wishing to be part of the rugby academy attend one of these days, as it is hoped that any unanswered questions regarding the rugby provision at the college will be able to be answered, in addition to students to getting an initial feel for the level of the rugby programme that is provided.

Please complete the following form to register your place, ensuring you select the relevant date you would like to attend. Once registered, further information regarding the schedule of the day will be emailed nearer the date of the assessment day.

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Facilities

Improve all aspects of your game on-site with access to our specialist facilities. Three grass pitches provide and an all-weather 3G pitches provide the perfect surface to play rugby on. Our main pitch has seating for more than 450 spectators and the 3G is tested to IRB regulations.

Our Sports Academy facilities give you access to power gyms and treatment suites, as well as human performance and biomechanics labs.

I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am now if I hadn’t come to Hartpury. It’s the best place I can think of to develop your rugby and further yourself academically.

Jonny May England and Gloucester Rugby winger

SPORTS FACILITIES

Hartpury’s multi-million pound sports facilities offer elite athletes the perfect place to train and develop. Students involved in all our academies will find professional style training environments designed to push athletes to their full potential.

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RELATED COURSES

All of our Sport courses will give you a sound understanding and knowledge of the sports industry, whether it’s fitness, therapy or coaching, plus the practical experience to back that up and boost your CV.

And if you’re interested in developing your rugby performance alongside the study of coaching and training, our specialist diplomas could be perfect for you.

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