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Sport for all

‘The school’s sporting reputation is second to none, but it isn’t the preserve of the extremely athletic’ – Tatler Schools Guide 2022

 

Sport at Rugby is for everyone. Inclusive programmes ensure all students get the chance to be in a sports team and experience the mental and physical benefits of representing the School, their House, and themselves. And there are more than 25 physical activity clubs throughout the year, every day.

Our professional coaches do not just work with A-teams and Sports Scholars. We want every student to receive coaching and supportive mentoring; this applies to our academic staff too, regardless of their experience. This inclusive approach is appreciated by everyone.

We also enter many national competitions at a lower tier level to allow students to experience the excitement of a UK-wide competition.

The sports science department, initially created to extend our scholarship programme, has now been rolled out across the School.  One element is the ‘fundamental movement training’ which encourages mobility, strength and physical conditioning; this significantly reduces the risk of injury. This is unique to our students at Rugby.

Rugby majors on the five core sports of hockey, rugby, netball, tennis and cricket with athletics in the Trinity Term.

Our close links with professional sports organisations such as Leicester Tigers RFC, Warwickshire Country Cricket Club and Wasps Super League netball help those talented students to progress. In 2020 three students were awarded professional contracts with premiership rugby football clubs.

To ensure all levels are covered, there are three pathways into sport at Rugby:

Participation
Competition
Excellence