Rugby (BL)

About

Established in 1865, Barts & the London Rugby Football Club (BLRFC) is the oldest sports club in the University. It has a rooted history of being one of the most successful university sports clubs, competing in the United Hospitals Cup, the oldest rugby competition in the world, and BUCS. At BLRFC, we maintain a culture and an attitude on which we pride ourselves. We are an all-inclusive club that provides opportunities for players at all levels whether you're at the top of your game or just want to play for fun. If you are interested, please come along to our stall at freshers fayre or contact us via the email below

Please be aware that this year may be different due to the effects of COVID-19.

Taster Session

Join us for a meet and greet curry after the Freshers fayre to integrate with current players and other first years. On Monday 27th September there will be a taster session to train with us and meet our coach. 

A basic skills training will be run by senior members to allow new players to develop the skills required to play Rugby. THERE IS NO SELECTION PROCESS. If you want to play rugby at Bart’s and the London, we WILL provide that opportunity, be it in BUCS1 or in more of a social rugby environment.

Training

Mondays 19:00-20:30 at East London Rugby Club (West Ham 3G) 

Equipment - We provide playing kit and equipment.
For training, we ask you to bring a gum shield, rugby boots and generic training kit. However, if you do not have the equipment listed - rest assured - we will be able to source it for the initial sessions.

Commitment levels required - Attendance at training sessions (Monday Nights) and Wednesday games is compulsory. Attendance at Socials is strongly encouraged but is, of course, optional.

Competitions

2 Teams in BUCS (BUCS 1A and BUCS 4B)

2 Teams in the United Hospitals Challenge Cup

2 Teams in the University Hospitals 7’s.

Club Socials

Every Wednesday night, occasionally Saturdays or Sundays, get-togethers for Home Nations International Games, Occasional attendance of Major Rugby Fixtures (e.g. Twickenham 7s or Premiership Matches)

How to get involved

  1. Attend the BLRFC rugby stall at the Freshers Fayre
  2. Join the fresher's BLRFC WhatsApp 
  3. Attend the taster session (27/09/2021) - this first session is free
  4. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online
  5. Enjoy! Attend training sessions and take part in matches

If you have any questions about any of the above please text Luke on 07701069644 

Committee details

President - Luke Williams (rugby@bartslondon.com) (07701069644)

1st Team Captain - Arjun Dasgupta 

2nd Team Captain - Najim Seddique

General Enquiries 

For any enquires, please contact: rugby@bartslondon.com, through our social media accounts or message our Chairman on 07701069644

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