Our Rugby school was established over 10 years ago, with the objective of providing a safe and fun environment for learning to play rugby, right in the heart of Brussels.

We field teams in all age grades from under 6 all the way through to under 18s, with the players transitioning to our Youth Development section from U16.

Up to the U12s the teams compete in regular tournaments with clubs from all over Belgium, while the U14s, 16s and 18s participate in national leagues. We also regularly host touring international sides.

Our players come from all corners of the world, with many from the Celtic nations, the UK, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands, but also representatives from North America, South Africa, Japan, Australia and more. We train our players primarily in English though Dutch and French are also used as soon as a few frowns of incomprehension appear on the faces of our many non-Anglophone club members.

We play on a state of the art pitch on the VUB campus in Ixelles, found in front of the tram stop VUB. Generally speaking the teams up to U12 train at the VUB every Saturday, from 10 to 12, while participating in tournaments approximately once a month.

The U14 to U18 teams complete in national leagues and play a match most weekends. All teams from U10 and older have training on Wednesday evening at the VUB, from 6 to 8pm.

These are the age categories and corresponding coaches for the rugby school teams.

Coach(es):
To be confirmed
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
2011 or later
Training:
Every Saturday morning from 10am-11:30am at the VUB, unless there is a tournament
Coach(es):
Michael Collins
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
2009 & 2010
Training:
Every Saturday morning from 10am-12am at the VUB, unless there is a tournament
Coach(es):
Craig Keeley and Paul Shiels
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
2007 & 2008
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-7:30pm & Saturday morning 10am-12am unless there is a tournament (check our calendar). Attendance at Wednesday training is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Coach(es):
Jorge Bayo Bilbao, Stephane Aujean, James Lovegrove and Padraig Wickham
Team Manager:
- Neil Doherty
Year of Birth:
2005 & 2006
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm & Saturday mornings 10am-12am unless there is a tournament. Attendance at Wednesday training is not required, but is strongly encouraged
Coach(es):
Ross Melzer and Ray Malanaphy
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
2003 & 2004
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm & Saturday morning 10am-12am unless there is a match.
Coach(es):
Fred Michiels (+32 490 582 662) and Andrew Mavin
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
2001 & 2002
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm & Saturday morning 10am-12am unless there is a match.
Coach(es):
Matthijs Roukens, Pedro Rodrigues Valverde, Doug Plummer and Matt Samuals
Team Manager:
-
Year of Birth:
1999 & 2000
Training:
Every Wednesday and Friday evening from 6pm-8pm

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