Performance Rugby

If you’re successful in trials, you’ll represent BU at national level in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions throughout the academic year.

While the BUCS leagues and competitions focus on rugby union, there are also opportunities to play in rugby league (if you’d prefer). This is via our partnerships with two local rugby clubs – Bournemouth Rugby Club and Oakmeadians RFC.

TeamBU Rugby also takes part in the annual Bournemouth 7s festival, the world’s largest sport and musical festival, where social games of rugby are enjoyed by hundreds of players.

Key information


Available to: BU students (male and female). All experience will be considered and you can tell us about it before you arrive at BU.

Training days and times:

(Men's) Mondays, 6pm-7:30pm (Chapel Gate) | Fridays 5pm-6:30pm (Oakmedians Rugby Club, Meyrick Park) 

(Women's) Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm (Chapel Gate) | Fridays 5pm-6:30pm (Oakmedians Rugby Club, Meyrick Park) 

Venue: Oakmedians RFC, Meyrick Park, Bournemouth BH2 6LJ and Chapel Gate

Fixtures: Chapel Gate on Wednesday afternoons during term time

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Rugby, you’ll be required to purchase a sport-specific membership.

This membership includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport

TeamBU: our Performance Sport rugby teams

Our coaches

Richard Major: Richard is the main coach for our men’s team and is Level 2 qualified

Hughton Campbell and Gordon Horsley: both Hughton and Gordon coach our women’s team and are Level 2 qualified.  Hugthon is also the Head Coach for England Universities (South Region) and Team Manager for Jamaica RFU while Gordon is Head Coach for local club, Oakmedians Ladies RFU.

Important Documents

BUCs Behaviours Charter

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From Sports Scholarships to TASS support, the High Performance team here at SportBU supports all athletes in the local area to achieve their highest possible sporting potential. For more information, Scholar Stories, and for elite athlete support visit click the link below:

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