Coventry and the surrounding area are very lucky to have two leading UK universities on our doorstep. Coventry University are University of the Year with a global ambition, whilst Warwick University are a world leading university with high academic and research standards. Broadstreet RFC have some fantasic rugby facilities, Premiership side Wasps are currently using Broadstreet as their interim home and have a training base established until their purpose built facility in Coventry is completed. They have also recently published that they are holding trials for their academy trials in Warwickshire.
If you are joining Coventry University or Warwick University in September 2016 and want to play rugby then Broadstreet RFC is extending the traditional warm welcome to returning students and Freshers attending either Coventry University or Warwick University who would like to continue the club game ethos to play rugby in Coventry on a Saturday.
Over the years Broadstreet has developed a good relationship with the local universities which has resulted in a steady stream of talented and enthusiastic players who have proved to be a vital cog in the on-field success of the club. Even our former Club Chairman, John Warne, is one of a number of former University students who found us such a delightful bunch that he decided he could never leave!
In previous seasons we have fielded a combination of 13 Coventry University and Warwick University students and Freshers across all of our four senior teams throughout the season, with a healthy proportion being given the opportunity to play National League rugby with our 1st XV.
Training sessions are held from 6:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season at our easy-to-find Binley Woods home close to Coventry's Eastern By-pass. You can get directions to Broadstreet here. If catching the local bus, it's the Stagecoach 86 from Coventry Bus Station in Pool Meadow (just down the road from the New Cathedral) leaving every 20 minutes at 05, 25 and 45 past the hour. The journey takes 22 minutes to travel to the Oakdale Road stop to then walk back 250 metres to Broadstreet Rugby Club. You will be most welcome.
For those who would like to ‘have a go’ with our 1st XV but are unsure if you could slot in straight away, then Broadstreet’s competitive 2nd team play to a high standard against the best of the other 2nd tier sides across the whole Midlands region.
For those more interested in the social atmosphere of a thriving rugby club, then the Broadstreet Social side provide a good dose of banter along with a full season of local rugby.
The Broadstreet Colts (U18s) also provide an opportunity for Freshers to have one more season of age-group Rugby before they have to step up to full senior level.
If you are considering playing for a local team in the Coventry University and Warwick University area whilst you ‘study’, then you should look no further than Broadstreet Rugby Club. Our facilities are second-to-none and we have four competitive teams that can cater for all levels of ability, as well as providing a strong social atmosphere.
If you have any more questions about our club, then feel free to contact Paul Hurst our head coach, or even better complete our Play Rugby form on the link below. Alernatively, come along to experience our exciting and innovative training sessions from 6:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season.