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Rugby League

Get involved and get active with the Rugby League club at NTU.

Join our Rugby League club


Trent Rugby League (TRL) is one of the universities most successful clubs, with the 1st team playing in the highest university league in the country and the 2nd team also competing in the BUCS leagues. TRL is a great club to improve as a player and challenge yourself against the country's best.

All training sessions are open to players of any ability, from beginners through to seasoned players. All sessions are well organised and are designed to improve players of all abilities.

Trent Rugby League has two teams that compete in BUCS. Our 1st team competes in Premier South (top tier) and our 2nd team competes in the Midlands’ 2A league. We also partner with local club Nottingham Outlaws, allowing students to also play locally.

The training venue takes place on the Clifton campus at Lee Westwood Sports Centre and Nottingham Outlaws RFL Club, Lenton Lane. Sessions are mixed between 3G pitches and grass pitches. Outlaws also send senior players to Trent for specialised coaching sessions with the players, further enhancing player progression.A
squad of 20 is selected for the University’s S&C program giving them access to the HPC (high-performance centre), a guided gym session every week with highly qualified coaches, and specialised one-to-one coaching.

Training takes place on Mondays (Outlaws RFL club), Tuesdays (Clifton 3G) and Fridays (Clifton

Our head coach is David Ellis who has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Rugby League, both as a player and a coach.


NTU Rugby offers regular games in organised leagues across the University. Enter your own team into the league or we can allocate you a team. These leagues offer weekly fixtures during term time, coordinated by NTU Sport staff and officiated by qualified match officials.

No NTU Sport membership is required. You simply pay the weekly fee each time you play.

How to join

Trent Rugby League is a friendly, sociable club where everybody is welcome. TRL is always looking for new players, so come down to training and maybe progress into one of the teams.

There are no trials so everybody is welcome to come and train and maybe progress into one of the teams.

Come along to a trial/taster session, these are announced on our social media channels.

Memberships purchased at any point during the academic year are only valid until the end of term 3.


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