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University Rugby in NLD

Firstly welcome to Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Rugby Football Union (NLDRFU) you may be based within one of our 5 Universities, and we hope you enjoy your stay whilst studying, by virtue of the fact you are reading this page you are or have been interested in rugby union, now or in the past.

We would especially like to draw your attention to the following opportunities that are available to you.

Playing, refereeing, coaching and other volunteer opportunities within NLD. Please look on the menu to the left of this page for details of all local clubs within traveling distance of your University (NLD Clubs)

If your interested in playing County UN 20’s or even senior XV rugby again details can be obtained on the left hand side of this page.

Many of our University campuses now offer not just BUCS rugby, but a full range of other playing opportunities, Intramural (IMS); Touch rugby, 7s, 10s with the emphasis on playing fun rugby with some mates. If you would like more details of what is available at your University or campus please contact (University Rugby Development Officer)

The National Students page may also be of interest to you, it can be found via  

“Student development team” and “Student Volunteer Workforce” are two NLDRFU funded projects that offer students an opportunity to get coaching or refereeing qualifications through nationally and internationally recognised awards such as Rugby Ready, 1st for sport / RFU Level 1 & 2 awards, in return for local volunteering, students can both gain an award and enhance their C.V by volunteering within the community (within their own University and out in the community) for more information please contact –

“Just one More” (“J1M”)

“J1M” is a locally driven RFU project, aiming at providing fun student rugby to anyone who does not get selected into their University student ( BUCS) club, for lots of different reasons people become unable to continue playing rugby once they arrive at University, we aim to offer an informal, fun, low structure (train or don’t train) just turn up & play opportunity, we also need coaches and referees of all levels to come and get involved when you can? –