Welcome to the Glasgow University Rugby Football Club, one of the oldest and most successful sports club at the University of Glasgow!
Anyone that is a matriculated student at the University of Glasgow can come along and play for the GURFC, regardless of previous rugby experience. We welcome all players, from those that haven’t played rugby before to those that are aspiring internationalists.
The club currently has a 1st XV, a 2nd XV and a 3rd XV along with a Development Squad and several intramural teams, allowing players at all levels to participate. The 1st XV currently compete in BUCS 1A after a fantastic return to the top division, finishing 3rd last season . The 1st’s retained the Glasgow Cup, reached the last 32 of the BUCS Cup and had a stellar 7’s season. The 2nd XV currently compete in BUCS 3A after successive promotions. Last season they reached the Conference Cup final, after a cup run beating teams two divisions above them. The 3rd XV, for the first time in recent years, compete in BUCS 5A and will be looking for promotion. The 1st XV will also compete in the BUCS trophy and the 2nd & 3rd XV’s will compete in the Scottish Conference Cup.The Development Squad and intramural sides will compete in several tournaments throughout the year.
If you are interested in joining the club simply head up to Garscube to one of our training sessions and we will help you out. Our team of coaches will be able to assess your standard of rugby and from there you will get an idea of what team you are likely to feature in. Players move up and down teams through the year so do not worry if you are not placed straight into a side in which you think you are capable of competing at.
We currently have two rugby sessions a week up at Garscube Sports Complex. We train on Mondays and Fridays at 6.00 – 7.30 and like all university sport teams, our matches are held on Wednesday afternoons so please make space for this in your timetable. Along with rugby sessions we also have strength and conditioning programs with regular testing throughout the year to make sure boys are showing progression. Our 1st XV are expected to follow the strength and condition programs.
‘Like’ our GURFC Facebook page and request to join our GURFC group on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@GUSAMensRugby) to find out up to date information regarding training sessions, match day arrangements and club socials.
To become an official member of the club and eligible to play, every player will need to pay SUBs (membership fee). This year subs are £100 and this is will cover such expenses as coaching, petrol costs to away fixtures and laundry of strips. You will also receive club shorts, club socks, a training top and a splash top by paying subs and you will be entitled to gain the benefits from our sponsors – 30% off any Nutrition X product.
We hope to see you at Garscube!