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Study • Train • Play


Nottingham Rugby has a long and proud tradition dating back to 1877, with the club playing from “The Bay” which is in the heart of Rushcliffe close to the vibrant and growing City of Nottingham.  Nottingham has an amazing sporting heritage, with The City Ground (Nottingham Forest) and Trent Bridge (Notts County Cricket Club) located close by and an increasingly popular City nightlife on your doorstep. 

The City has two large Universities, with Loughborough University close by, providing a wealth of courses for people wanting to study a wide variety of courses whilst also playing rugby at Championship level.

Nottingham Rugby prides itself on being an important part of the local rugby community and works with a wide number of clubs and schools to support the growth of the game.  Players who join Nottingham will be able to develop their career whilst also playing high level Rugby Union.


The Nottingham Rugby Study • Train • Play Scheme is designed to:

  1. Allow Championship and Premiership level players the opportunity to continue to play in the second tier of English rugby whilst also pursuing a career path that will set them up for life beyond rugby.
  2. Maintain the club’s proud tradition of giving talented young players a pathway into professional rugby whilst also setting them up with a higher education qualification or providing a great opportunity to develop invaluable experience for life after rugby.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Services         Recruitment
Human ResourcesRetail
Insurance       Sales & Marketing
Information Technology  Sport, Leisure & Events

Educational Opportunities

We work with various educational providers to support talented young players to play at Championship level where appropriate.  A wide variety of courses and apprenticeships are available through the following links:

Nottingham Trent University

University of Nottingham

Nottingham College

Bilborough College


If you are would like to be involved in the Nottingham Rugby Study • Train • Play scheme, or just hear more about what the club’s playing offer is then please contact us on to our email

Nottingham Rugby needs to stress that we cannot guarantee finding someone a job or an educational course, but through our network we can provide the support and contacts to help with your search.

Case Study

Several Nottingham professionals have come through the Study • Train • Play Scheme:

Josh Poullet – Nottingham Trent University

Scott Hall – Nottingham Trent University

Jacob Wright – Nottingham Trent University

George Cox – Nottingham Trent University

David Williams – Nottingham Trent University

Harry Graham – Nottingham Trent University

Callum Allen – Nottingham Trent University

Sebastian Ferreria – Nottingham Trent University

James Cherry – University of Nottingham

Jay Ecclesfield – Nottingham Trent University

Ronnie du Randt – Nottingham Trent University

Ellis Mee – Nottingham Trent University

Jobs in Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas

Nottingham Rugby works hard to support players to find appropriate work opportunities in the surrounding area in a wide variety of industries. A list of job opportunities are posted regularly on this page and the club also works with various recruitment agencies within the Nottinghamshire area. 

For further information about the Work • Train • Play scheme and Nottingham Rugby please contact

Please note: All jobs with companies listed below will use their own application process which must be followed through the links or websites.  All companies will use their own recruitment processes which will be outlined in the individual advert. 

Does your company need to fill a position? Would you like to advertise your role to the wider Nottingham Rugby membership free of charge? If so please send appropriate information to


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