As an official partner with the RFU, players at Essex benefit from our first-class facilities on offer here at our Colchester Campus, where we can ensure you maximise your potential both on and off the pitch.
Developing and progressing our Rugby athletes and students is key to our aims, and we have achieved great success as our programme grows. Some of our opportunities and accolades include our international trip to the Dubai 7s, competing in the BUCS Trophy and finishing as Quarter-Finalists, Middlesex 7s Winners, Barking 7s Winners.
Many of our rugby students play for a range of different professional teams and some have even been selected for England 7s.
‘"Being a student athlete is great as I feel a part of a big family on and off the pitch. I spend a lot of time with my teammates, and I could not imagine a uni experience where I’m not with this team. Our S&C coach introduced the team to many unorthodox exercises that have enhanced my athletic ability and is on hand to aid with any issues that we may encounter. In balancing sport with my academic ambitions, rugby is a great respite from assignments and I can leave all my emotions out on the pitch. I would love to graduate with a first class after final year and maybe even progress to a masters, so it’s great that I can still play rugby competitively and perform well in my studies."