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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.


Partnership aims to help Rugby Union get into Premier A tier of BUCS


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."


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