Over the next three years, the college will work with support of the RFU to establish a robust rugby pathway through further education for players of all abilities. We will work alongside Hampshire and Sussex RFUs as well as regional academies, such as Harlequins and London Irish, to provide excellent rugby experiences for students at Chichester.
The role of the Rugby Academy is to identify and develop talented young athletes from age 16 to 19 and engage them in a high performance development programme. Players can become part of the academy through a variety of routes - the only essential criteria is that they are students of the Chichester College Group.
The academy is underpinned by the outstanding education available at Chichester College, thus providing the necessary structure for each player to reach their full potential. We provide our young players with an environment in which they can grow, express themselves both personally and professionally, and achieve their dream of becoming professional rugby players.
How can I join?
Any Chichester College student can be part of the Rugby Academy. Our excellent coaching team deliver sessions to cater for all abilities, from complete beginners to seasoned elite players. We are aiming to have a first team and development squad for both male and female students.
Interested in trying out for our Rugby team? We're holding trials for the Rugby Academy on Friday 5 July.
If you're a prospective student aged between 16-19 years old (as of 31 August 2019), we'd love for you to try out.
Fill in the 2019 Player Nomination Form to express an interest or visit our Academy trials page to find out more.
The rugby team train twice weekly, on the rugby pitch at the front of the Chichester campus.
Mondays – 3.30pm – 5pm
Tuesdays – 3.30pm – 5pm
Matches are played on Wednesday afternoons, with travel organised from Chichester to away fixtures. The team meet at 12.30pm at the Sports Centre
Find out more:
To find out more about playing rugby at Chichester College, contact Director of Rugby - Steve Woolcombe (email@example.com).
Or speak to a member of the coaching team: Mark Bonar, Finn Parry and Jamel McFarlane
Follow us on Twitter: @ChiRugbyAcademy
Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/245820762481237/