Rugby is an integral part of life at Ampleforth College with up to 12 teams across four age groups involved in fixtures  on a weekly basis.  

Competing in the highly competitive Northern schools circuit we aim to deliver an enjoyable and inclusive rugby programme playing against some of the best Rugby schools in the country.

With a focus on skill development, team spirit and work ethic, rugby is a core sport which is open to all who join the College. Our highly motivated staff deliver games and training session three times a week and offer a full strength and conditioning programme for all students who wish to attend. The rugby programme includes a full school preseason which is run over the last week of the summer holidays to ensure the highest level of preparation for the following year.

At U15 and U18 age groups we compete in the Natwest National Schools Trophy and there is also a full inter House Sevens Rugby competition at A and B level  in which we aim to create a level of competition and camaraderie amongst everyone at the school.

We have had  a number of players who have moved on to representational honours either at County, Area, or National levels and have forged links with England Rugby Developing Player Pathway which many of our students are involved.