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Rugby League

Trent Rugby League (TRL) is one of the university's most successful clubs. Both Teams compete in BUCS leagues. Trent Rugby League is a friendly, sociable club where everybody is welcome. There are no trials so everybody is welcome to come and train and maybe progress into one of the teams.

Rugby League player

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, it's a great club to improve as a player and challenge yourself against the country's best.

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

President Welcome

My name is Joe Hunter and I am the president of Trent Rugby League. I'm a second year student studying Marketing. Joining TRL has been the best decision I have made since being at University, being apart of the club has improved me as a player and I've never looked back. I'm from the south so you don't have to be northern to play rugby league. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed. Join the TRL family.


Our first team Lead Coach is David Ellis, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge of Rugby League, both as a player and a coach.

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, free physio, extra speed and lifting sessions, and specialised one-to-one coaching.

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

Trent Rugby League has two teams that compete in BUCS and are keen to introduce a development squad with the idea of adding a 3rd team into BUCS.

The 1st team competing in Premier South, and the 2nd team compete in the Midlands’s 2A league.

Practice / meeting schedule

All Training takes place on Clifton Campus, with a mixture of sessions on the 3G pitch and one of the grass pitches. 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.

Training takes place on the 3G at Clifton Campus:

Monday 19:30 - 21:00

Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00

Friday 19:30 - 21:00

How to join

Trent Rugby League charge £100 sign-up fee, which covers the cost of coaching, equipment etc.

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


President - Joe Hunter
Social - Charles Jones
Treasurer - Ben Stanbridge
Sport Development - Tyler Beardsley
Secretary - Brandon Whitaker
Marketing - Ollie Browne


Twitter - @NTURugbyLeague

Instagram - @trentrugbyleague

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418