over 30 students with international honours

and professional contracts

access to multi-million pound facilities

2022/23 fixtures

We offer talented women’s rugby players the chance to study 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.

You’ll learn from some of the best coaches at Hartpury. We’ll support you to achieve excellence in your academic studies and your rugby. Our students have gone on to play in World Cups, represent their international sides and play in the top women’s rugby leagues.

More than 20 England Under-20s and 10 senior England squad members have come through the programme here, including Women’s Rugby World Cup winners Alex Matthews and Ceri Large. A number of players have also earned full-time 7s and full-time 15s contracts.

We also have extensive links with the USA, Hong Kong, France and Canada, providing opportunities to travel and play abroad. While you’re with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and build links for your future career.

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 against some of the best college sides in the country.

If you’re over 17 and have special dispensation (applied for by us and approved through Gloucestershire Rugby Union) you could be part of our senior Gloucester-Hartpury programme. Players will need to demonstrate the ability to cope physically and mentally with senior rugby.

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Hartpury student running with the ball during a rugby game


Improve all aspects of your game on-site with access to our specialist facilities. Two all-weather 3G pitches and three grass pitches provide the perfect surface to play rugby. You’ll also benefit from 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.

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

I had a great time at Hartpury and it definitely helped me as it provided a really high quality of coaching and gave me the opportunity to get one-on-one advice to help me achieve my individual goals.

Abbie Brown Great Britain Sevens at Rio 2016, England international

Fixtures and results

You'll find details of all Hartpury sporting and team fixtures and results as well as competition and event information via our platform below.

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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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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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