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Rugby Union (Brackenhurst)

If you're looking for a physical team sport, rugby is the perfect answer for you! Enjoy the fitness of the training, the competitiveness of matches and the friendliness of a large team all included in one sport.

Club information

We train and play at the Southwell rugby club pitches and organise various events in collaboration with other sport teams based at Brackenhurst, to give you a jump start on making new friends during your time at University.

No previous experience is required so anyone can enjoy rugby sessions either by joining the team or by meeting us at our Play4Fun touch rugby experiences.

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

As part of the BUCS tournament, Brackenhurst rugby team members can enjoy a large number of matches competing against other universities and clubs. All matches will take place on a Wednesday.

Practice / meeting schedule

Training sessions are every Tuesday from 19:30 to 21:30 at the Southwell rugby pitches, just a few minutes away from our campus.

We also run a Play4Fun every Sunday where anyone can join for a rugby experience.

Taster sessions

Taster sessions will be run during or just after Fresher’s week, this will allow you to get a feel of the sport and start meeting some of the members of the team.

Visit us at Freshers Fair, we can keep you informed of all upcoming sessions.

How to join

We would advise to join the club in the beginning of the year after the taster session but don’t worry, you can join at any time during the year. Fees are £125 for new members or £100 for returners. If you have even the smallest of interest for the sport during Fresher’s fair, you will be able to provide us with your details and the team will contact you directly to give you any information you might need and answer all your questions.

Sports Kit Information

If you decide to join the team, you’ll be able to buy the NTU’s shorts, socks and tie. The university provides us with the match shirts.

Members are required to have their own boots, mouth guards and any other equipment they might need such as training clothes.


President: Ollie Lockley
Secretary: Giovanni Ancilotto
Treasurer: Lewis Willet
Robbie Winton: Development officer

Don't want to join, but still want to play? Try our Play for Fun sessions Play for Fun sessions.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418