Rugby Union

How can Rugby Union improve the quality of your PE Curriculum?

Rugby union is an easy to access, inclusive sport that is built on strong core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

Rugby Union offer to support Physical Education in Primary Schools is:
Developing children as confident, capable young people using rugby union as the vehicle. Provide a range of high quality playing, learning, leading and teacher development opportunities. A competition offer to suit all young people.Community clubs across the country to continue participating in rugby beyond school. An impact on whole school development

Key Stage 2 Primary Teachers course designed to support and enhance extra-curricular provision and help the teaching of the new national curriculum.

Teacher and student resource to support the KS2 course for teachers. KS2 Playground Leaders Award. RFU online Teaching and Learning Resource bank including PE and cross curricular activities.

Appropriate local competitive opportunities.

Exit Routes
Nationwide network of community rugby clubs. KS2 primary teachers course will support schools to make the link to their local community rugby club.

Direct Support
Dedicated School Development team based at Twickenham. England Schools Rugby Football Union. RFU County Rugby Development Officers and Community Rugby Coaches are available for support and advice.

Local Offer:

We can provide KS3 & KS4 Rugby Leaders Awards for FREE now which support primary age rugby. We can’t deliver as a team due to our Sport England Targets but there are other partners that will such as Newcastle Falcons and some club coaches.


Liam Nicholls 

Cumbria Development Officer

England Rugby

Tel: 07711 901374

Athletics in your area

There are 3 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

Check out our Rugby Union page for more information on Rugby Union in Cumbria