COMPETITION & STRUCTURE
Leagues and Cups
British Colleges Sport run leagues and cups at the following
- Elite Men
- Men's Elite & Non
- Women's non elite
All of the above leagues and cups for the 2011/12 season are
available to view from our fixtures and results page.
British Colleges Sport run a representative team for men - further
information is available from our representative pages.
Regional & National
British Colleges Sport runs Regional and National small sided
Rugby events for men and women. FE Colleges have the opportunity to
represent their region in the National Championships run by British
Colleges Sport. Please visit: http://champs.bcsport.org -
our micro site which covers all things in relation to our Regional
and National championships events.
THE ORIGINS OF RUGBY UNION
In 1800's the rules of
football were codified in the seven major public schools of
While playing soccer at Rugby School of England in 1823, William
Webb Ellis picked up the ball in his hands and ran with it.
This sparked an interest, leading to the creation of rugby.
Cambridge University immediately adopted the game, popularized it
and made local rules.
The game grew popular at area schools and in 1871, ten years
after the common rules of soccer were set, the first Rugby Union
was founded in London and firm rules of the game were