RFU makes commitment to Bishop Burton College

Last season, alongside the launch of BUCS Super Rugby, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) further strengthened its commitment to supporting and growing the game within the higher education sector by investing and supporting universities through the RFU University Partnerships programme.

Bishop Burton College is one of just 14 university partners across the country, and the only college, to be selected to continue the innovative programme for a second year running.

The collaboration will see the RFU invest more than £220,000 to help the college provide students with more quality playing opportunities and grow the number of players continuing their rugby journey into community clubs following their graduation.

James Earl, Director of Sport at Bishop Burton said; “We have a long-standing relationship with the RFU so I’m very pleased that we have been chosen as a recipient of this programme for a second year running. We are particularly proud of our sport provision and what we’ve achieved over the last few years at Bishop Burton, so this funding will help to drive our students’ achievements on the pitch to the next level.”

This partnership is a huge achievement for the College, acknowledging our staff, our first-class facilities and our rugby academy programmes. We look forward to working closely with the RFU to inspire and encourage a generation of future rugby stars.