Rugby

Compete at the highest level of national and regional college competitions.

We pride ourselves on offering rugby to all abilities including our Elite programme!

Our rugby academy allows us to offer rugby training to all abilities and commitment levels for both boys and girls. Our Seevic Campus boasts a Performance Programme whilst our Palmer's Campus focusses on a Development Programme.

Both programmes are designed to develop each of our player's skills, fitness and knowledge of the game to prepare them for progression into high-level sport. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training schedule designed to improve all attributes of your game.

We will work closely with both campuses including joint training sessions and in-house games. 

Our Performance Programme - Seevic Campus

Over the years our Seevic Campus has built a strong reputation with our first team competing to the highest college standard including in the NatWest Cup, Essex Cup, AoC Premier League and a variety of 7s competitions and tournaments. Being on this programme gives all students a brilliant insight of what it is like to be a full-time professional rugby player whilst completing your studies. 

Our Development Programme - Palmer's Campus

Broadening our offer from the Seevic Campus and bringing a high-level of coaching staff we want everyone to benefit from training. Even if you have never played Rugby before we focus on enjoyment and bringing new players to the game. You will follow a weekly schedule with 2 training sessions per week and will play matches on a Wednesday afternoon. This programme is designed for those who wish to play rugby in a fun and engaging way whilst completing your studies. 

 

 

Meet the coaching team

We are delighted to be launching a new and exciting Women's Rugby Programme across both campuses. 

We will start by introducing players to a structured programme, consisting of both on-field and off-field training sessions and 1-1 meetings to short and long term goals. In recent years junior grassroots and elite pathways have grown massively in all women's sports including rugby and we are proud to offer a local programme for students leaving school to continue their player development. 

Although we are just starting our women's programme we already have successful alumni who coach locally, including Emily Scott and India Harvey. 

Emily Scott is currently the captain for Harlequins Women who compete in the RFU Elite Structure as well as being one of a select few female players with a full-time playing contract for England Rugby. In her limited spare time, Emily returns to local Championship club, Thurrock T-Birds. 

India Harvey also had a successful early career for England's u20s and has captained Thurrock T-Birds and Essex County Ladies for a number of years. 

We also benefit from being surrounded by clubs with strong Women's Rugby teams which means we are perfectly placed to help you get the most out of your rugby experience both at college and at club. 

Video Analysis 

We work with Veo, an online videoing platform that gives both our coaches and students access to video footage of each of their games. Our coaches are able to send you clips and feedback instantly, whilst as a player you can create your own highlights reel (which is great if you are looking for scholarships, semi-pro or professional contracts!). 

Kit and Sponsors 

Our official kit provider for 2021/22 is VX3 all students will be required to purchase a training kit but there are additional optional extras should you wish to purchase more. Links to the online website where you can purchase the kit will be provided once you have enrolled. 

We also work with a number of sponsors, as if you were at a professional club, including JHM Recruitment, MEATBOX, PWR GYM and Fight Fuel UK. These sponsors can support with nutritional information, supplement giveaways and discounted gym subscriptions.  

Our Courses

To be part of our Storm Rugby Academy you must be studying a course at the College. We offer a variety of A-Levels and Vocational Courses which allow you to study and train.

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All Courses

Offering exceptional courses, USP College is an excellent place to study.