Choose Rugby

The Newark Rugby Union Football Club will deliver the practical studies and coaching.

Extra-curricular sport specific training and qualifications will include

  • RFU Rugby Ready
  • RFU England Rugby Coaching Award
  • RFU Kids First Refereeing Children Award
  • RFU coaching CPDs and awards
  • Enrolment on the RFU Young Ambassadors Programme
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Individual player profiling and feedback

Students will play competitive matches with regional grass roots clubs and other sixth form teams.


The club has some of the best facilities in the 3 counties comprising of 5 full size pitches with 2 floodlit for evening use. There are 7 further pitches of various sizes to suit the various team sizes and training sessions.

Newark Rugby Club is currently completing a 1.5-million-pound development of its clubhouse facilities. The development has been supported by Sport England and The Rugby Football Union. The new facility has 2 x 22 player and 4 x 18 player changing rooms. All changing rooms have integrated showers and disabled toilets. There is also a medical and physio room, meeting room and sectional conference areas to hold approx. 200 people seated. It will also have a disabled lift for access.


Jed Chapple – Head Coach

Jed has UKCC Levels 1 and 2, Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory qualifications. Having begun to play Rugby at the age of 4, Jed has travelled the world both as a player and a coach.

Key experience includes working with:

  • Newark Rugby Club
  • NLD 20s
  • Midlands 20s
  • Valsugana Italy (Serie A)
  • Ottawa Canada (FRQ 1)
  • Berlin Grizzlies Germany (Bundesliga 1- Premiership)