Have your say on college rugby

Rugby Union Single Playing Pathway – online questionnaire

The RFU, England Colleges RFU and AoC Sport are working together to develop new ways for college students to take part in all forms of the game without compromising the sport’s traditions and core values.

In order to provide more rugby through more opportunities for college students, the RFU has developed the Single Playing Pathway for college rugby.

The pathway aims to allow college teams to play at an appropriate level for their players, with opportunities to move up and down the pathway as necessary.

The online questionnaire is an important step in the consultation with colleges. Your opinion matters and we would be grateful for your honest thoughts, comments and ideas. Please respond by the end of May.


ECRFU Summer Conference

England Colleges are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a summer conference on Thursday 7 June at Birmingham City University.

The Conference will kick off from 10am, and a brief summary of the programme is below.

Single Player Pathway – An opportunity for colleges to influence the development of the playing opportunities offered to the sector at all levels in the men’s and women’s game.

Discussion and debate on competition structure including leagues, cup competitions both local, regional and national. Also discussion on how to develop festivals and intramural college activity to grow the game.

Membership – what do the colleges want from ECRFU and what can membership of the union provide for them.

Focus College – Sharing of good practice from the existing Focus Colleges.

The event will be FREE to attend and each college can bring 2 guests. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. To register for the event, please click the link below. For any queries, please contact Colleges@RFU.com


Rugby College Coaching Conference

Join the RFU at the University of Birmingham for the annual College Coaching Conference on Friday 29 June from 10am-3pm.

There will be practical sessions with England U18 Coaches, as well as classroom based sessions to develop best coaching practice. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.