At Stonyhurst we believe sport is an essential component of life. Participation in sport is a vital element of a healthy lifestyle, which enhances academic performance and fosters collaboration, concentration, confidence and leadership skills.

Stonyhurst is famous for its rugby, providing a number of pupils with the training and experience to go on to have successful professional sporting careers. We can boast several international sports people among our alumni, including Joe Ansbro (former Scottish international player); Will Greenwood, Kyran Bracken and Iain Balshaw (England World Cup winners, 2003).

Stonyhurst is launching its first intensive Rugby Course in August 2020, for boys and girls aged 10-16 who are looking to improve their rugby skills. Led by a Level 3 qualified Rugby Coach, the focus will be on educating players in key areas of rugby development, as well as covering fundamental aspects of skill progression. Attendees will be expected to have an understanding of the techniques and rules of the game.

We aim to deliver an enjoyable and rewarding preseason training course, focusing on game based coaching, which will equip players with the skills and confidence they require to fulfil their sporting potential.

Course Dates & Fees

Monday 17th – Friday 21st August 2020

Full Course – £295.00
10% discount per sibling

Price Includes
• Two-course lunch
• Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
• High coach to student ratio

Booking Information

All places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Payments must be made at the time of booking.


“I am delighted to lend my support to the Stonyhurst Rugby Academy. My time at Stonyhurst as a pupil was pivotal to cultivating my passion for the game and providing me with the skills and experience to launch a professional career….

I am keen to nurture young talent and the Stonyhurst rugby courses offer the perfect opportunity for aspiring rugby players to develop their skills.”

Joe Ansbro, Former International Progessional Rugby Union Player & Former Stonyhurst Pupil