Rugby is the core sport for Boys during Michaelmas Term and the school fields at least two teams per age group from U12 – U18. As a result of our exceptional facilities and high quality of coaching, students thrive when playing rugby at Eltham College. Regardless of prior experience or ability when joining the school, all students are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone when participating in games afternoons, after school training and when representing the school in fixtures. During Lent Term, rugby continues in the shorter, 7-a-side format of the game, in which we attend Rosslyn Park National Festival as well as Kent competitions.
In recent years, Eltham College has seen many boys progress to participate in the Saracens development pathway (DPP & PDG) as well as represent Kent from U14 upwards. Eltham College is committed to student welfare and supports the RFU’s Schools Rugby Injury Surveillance and Prevention Programme, as well as promoting the RFU’s Headcase initiative on concussion prevention. In the Junior School, Eltham College is a centre for the Quilter Kids First scheme in which extra provision is given to coach development in order to delivery high quality coaching.”
Ben King (Head of Rugby)