Our Rugby school was established in 2006, 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 U6 all the way through to U18.

Up to the U12 the teams compete in regular tournaments with clubs from all over Belgium, while the U14, U16 and U18 participate in their respective divisions in a national championship. 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 train twice a week. Age category training times below.

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

Coach(es):
To be confirmed
Year of Birth:
2012 or later
Training:
Every Saturday morning from 10am-11:30am at the VUB, unless there is a tournament
Coach(es):
Harry Shelley and Gareth Bryant
Year of Birth:
2010 & 2011
Training:
Every Saturday morning from 10am-12am at the VUB, unless there is a tournament
Coach(es):
Craig Keeley, Mike Collins, √Čamonn Mac Aodha and Paul Shiels
Year of Birth:
2008 & 2009
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, James Lovegrove, Nick Revill, Padraig Wickham, Christian Farrar-Hockley, Gareth Harding and Gareth White.
Year of Birth:
2006 & 2007
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm & Saturday mornings 10am-12am unless there is a tournament.
Coach(es):
Ross Melzer, Ray Malanaphy and Stéphane Aujean
Year of Birth:
2004 & 2005
Training:
Every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm & Saturday morning 10am-12am unless there is a match.
Coach(es):
Fred Michiels, Andrew Mavin and Xavier Mazauric
Year of Birth:
2002 & 2003
Training:
Every Tuesday and Friday evening from 6.30pm - 8pm
Coach(es):
To be confirmed
Year of Birth:
2000 & 2001
Training:
Every Tuesday and Friday evening from 6pm-8pm

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