History

OUR STORY

Hartpury’s Rugby Programme began in September 2000 in partnership with local Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby and, since then, has gone from strength to strength. Hartpury employs depth and experience in the coaching and leadership of the programme, producing excellent results year on year. Players also benefit from a dedicated team of non-coaching rugby staff, including professional fitness and conditioning support personnel and physiotherapists who oversee the outstanding fitness training and testing facilities and provide a wide range of strength and conditioning support.

Winners 
The strong relationship between Hartpury College and Gloucester Rugby Club has also led to the development of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme on behalf of the RFU. The College AASE mens team have won the league every year since it’s inception in 2009. You can see historic league tables and results here.

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In August 2009, Hartpury was proud to be recognised with a Beacon College Award by the RFU, reflecting the standards that Hartpury has set in providing rugby to students while combining a full range of educational opportunities.

Hartpury RFC has made impressive progress through the English rugby pyramid since entry, at the bottom level, in 2004.  The most recent promotion was achieved in the season 2013-14, when the club advanced into National League 1, its highest placing to date.  Performances at this level have been encouraging so far – 5th place in the debut season was followed up by reaching the runners-up spot in 2015-16.

 

OUR SPORTING SUCCESS

SeasonCompetition
2016/17RFU National League 1 Champions
BUCS Super Rugby Champions
2015/16Under-18s AASE League Champions
Under-18s AASE Sevens
2014/15Under-18s AASE League Champions
BUCS Rugby Sevens Champions
2013/14Under-18s AASE League National Champions
1st XV Bucs British Universities & Colleges Champions
RFU National Leagues 2 South Champions
1st xv British Universities and Colleges TEAM OF THE YEAR
2012/13Under 18 AASE League National Champions.
2011/12
1st XV British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Champions;
Under 18 AASE League National Champions.
2010/11RFU National League 3 South Champions
Under 18 AASE League National Champions
2009/10RFU Level Six Champions Cup winners
Tribute South West 1 West League Champions
Under 18 AASE League National Champions
2008/091st XV British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Champions for the third year in succession
EDF Intermediate Cup Champions
Western Counties North League Winners
BBC West Sports Team of the Year
2007/081st XV British Universities (BUSA) Champions for the second consecutive year
EDF Senior Vase Champions
Gloucester Premier League Winners
2006/071st XV British Universities (BUSA) Champions
EDF Junior Vase Champions
Gloucester 1 League Winners
2005/06BUSA Rugby Premier Men’s South A League Winners
Gloucester 2 League Winners
2004/05BUSA Rugby Premier Men’s South A League Winners
Gloucester 3 North League Winners

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