Rugby League is one of the youngest and fastest growing sports teams at the University of Brighton. Started in 2013 the club has grown significantly, and has aspirations to build up to another team. Despite its reputation for being a “northern sport”, the club thrives in Brighton. The club has an inclusive ethos involving everyone of all abilities and backgrounds, shapes and sizes with no initiations or forced activities. The club has been fortunate enough to attract a good calibre of coaches and is now coached by a Sussex Merlins coach and have the league title in their sights.
TRAINING AND MATCH DAYS
The club are based at the Falmer Camous with training every Monday on the 3G all weather pitch. Match days are on Wednesdays. The club are looking to attract players from all campuses, those travelling from Eastbourne can benefit from the Sport Brighton inter site travel refund scheme. As well as league fixtures there is a cup competition as well as opportunities to get involved with local clubs both in rugby league and union as well as university regional trials. Working alongside O2 touch and Parklife the club help to offer university and community based touch rugby tournaments every Thursday.
Once the league season finishes the rugby doesn’t stop, O2 touch rugby carries on through untill the end of term with tournaments throughout the academic year and Sussex Merlins provide touch rugby with Hove Rugby Club. The club have also attended tours in the summer usually booked for April each year as well as both rugby 7’s and 9’s tournaments.
The club's socials are a good opportunity to meet new people and having a great time. Socials are held every Wednesday after game days. The club also gathers regularly in the rugby league season to watch professional fixtures together. The club also offers opportunities of going to watch London Broncos play live with discount tickets available.
STUDENT CLUB | DETAILS
Locations: Sports Centre, Falmer Campus
Type: Competitive match play and training
Details: A University of Brighton men's team enters the BUCS leagues. Weekly coached training and home fixtures take place at Falmer.
UoB RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB | MEMBER CATEGORY: TERM ONE PRESEASON PASS
Costs: £15 for term one. Due to the situation with Covid-19 this membership is offered for BUCS clubs who will offer all inclusive participant opportunities in this sport for term one. Sessions will be all inclusive and run by the club. Should BUCS competition return then a top up fee will be charged for term two to reflect the shift to BUCS match play. Those not playing in the BUCS team will be given opportunities to continue to play through the club's training sessions.The cost of term two partcipation will depend on what is offered beyond term one.
Term one pass members will have access to personal injury insurance for term one and club access to Sport Brighton facilities for club sessions.
Buy your Sports Federation Membership here once you know you are taking part in club activities.
You can take part in as many clubs as you like and can fit in. You only need to buy one membership which should be for the club that requires the highest category membership. So if you do both a Silver and Bronze Off-Site club then you just need a Silver card. You need to buy a membership after your first session. Contact Sport Brighton if you have any questions.