Half Term Rugby Report

After nearly 18 months without competitive rugby fixtures, staff and students were incredibly excited to return to preseason at the end of August. Across four days of training, students in Year 7 – 13 were given the opportunity to refamiliarise themselves with contact elements of rugby training and reintroduce the progressive pathway of player development that Eltham College offers. Preseason ended with a set of joint training sessions with Trinity School, Croydon, which was a fantastic way to return to fixtures against other schools. In the weekend before term began, we played a string of fixtures against Dulwich College, providing further opportunity for students to return to contact safely ahead of our first block fixture against Judd.
Our U15s and U14s led the way against Judd with impressive victories in early September. It was clear to see that being able to represent the school again competitively was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff. Following on from the exceptional opening weekend of this term, rugby at Eltham College went from strength to strength with countless opportunities being provided to students to represent the school in both contact and non-contact forms of the game.
Thank you to the following schools for their involvement in our fixture card so far and for providing our students with fantastic opportunities to represent the school; Dulwich College, Trinity School, Judd School, Bickley Park School, Langley Park School for Boys, Woodlands School, City of London Freemen’s, Robert Clack School, Caterham School, Dartford Grammar School, Colfe’s School, St. Olaves Grammar School, Brentwood School.
At the time of writing, our 1st XV is on the eve of representing the school at the St Joseph’s National Schools Rugby Festival. After being drawn against Dulwich College, Whitchurch High and Kirkham Grammar, our senior rugby team are excited by the prospect of testing themselves against some of the country’s strongest rugby schools.