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Rugby Union

Rugby union is a contact sport where aim is to use the ball to score more points than the other team.

An Overview of Rugby Union

You can run with the ball, kick it and pass it, but passing the ball forwards is not allowed.

There are several ways to score points.

  • A try - five points are awarded for touching the ball down in your opponent's goal area.
  • A conversion - two points are added for a successful kick through the goalposts after a try
  • A goal kick - three points are awarded for a penalty kick or drop goal through the posts

Benefits

From scrummaging to tackling, to sprinting with the ball, this can be a high intensity workout that will boost both your fitness and your strength.

Costs

Costs will vary across the country from club to club.

Equipment

  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Find Rugby Union Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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National Governing Bodies

Rugby Football Union

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@therfu.com
Contact Telephone
0871 222 2120

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Eshelby Leisure

Eshelby Leisure Limited provides schools, children, adults and the community with innovative programmes including Play Touch Rugby League and Football Leisure Leagues. Plus much much more.

Rugby Union

Coalville Rugby Club

Community rugby team who are proud of our #oneclub ethos

Rugby Union

Melbourne RFC

A friendly club based in Melbourne, South Derbyshire who provide and promote rugby for boys and girls aged 6 - adult and who are the current South Derbyshire Sports Club of the Year.

Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College is a coeducational Catholic independent boarding and day school in the village of Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire, approximately 7 miles from Leicester, England

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

Rugby Football Foundation - Helping Hand Grants

Provides a mechanism for rugby clubs to apply for a small grant

Rugby Football Foundation - Groundmatch Grants

Rugby Football Foundation - Groundmatch Grants

Provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Rugby Football Foundation: Groundmatch Grants

Rugby Football Foundation: Groundmatch Grants

The Groundmatch Scheme provides easy-to-access grant funding for capital projects which contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players.

Wooden Spoon: The Children’s Charity for Rugby

Wooden Spoon: The Children’s Charity for Rugby

Their main beneficiaries are under 25 years of age and disadvantaged by way of physical or mental disability or social deprivation – or any combination of the three. Please ensure you read the Wooden Spoon project criteria before applying.

Interest Free Loans

Interest Free Loans

Rugby Football Foundation’s Interest Free Loan scheme provides up to £100,000 in an interest free loan to capital works to clubs at level 4 and below.

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Sport England