NTU's Rugby Union players are to benefit from a range of
specialist training, as well as a dedicated Head of Rugby, thanks
to a new partnership between NTU's Sport and Lifestyle Department
and professional RFU Championship side, Nottingham Rugby.
Rugby Union is one of NTU's leading sports in the British
Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships, with our
Men's Rugby Union first team currently playing in BUCS North
Premier B - the second tier of the competition.
This new partnership provides a range of specialist coaching and
support, with the aim of helping NTU gain promotion and sustain
BUCS Premier A status over the next three years.
NTU Sport scholars Alfred Molloy (Year One, BSc Quantity
Surveying with Commercial Construction Management) and Jacob Knight
(Year One, BA Business Economics) have already benefited from
additional training sessions with Nottingham Rugby's first team
squad, enabling them to develop their skills and boost the team
back at NTU.
To steer them in the right direction, a new full time Head of
Rugby has been appointed, who will coordinate the extra training
and conditioning sessions, as well as helping to identify potential
future players. He will also set up further opportunities for NTU
students to train with the Nottingham Rugby squad.
James Hayter (Director of Sport and Lifestyle) shared his view
of the new partnership between NTU and The Nottingham Rugby Club
"This is a very exciting new partnership with Nottingham Rugby
which will provide a range of amazing opportunities for our
students. I am hopeful that we will see an immediate impact on the
performances of our rugby teams and, longer term, that we will be
competing with and beating the best in university rugby."