Rugby Union is our target sport in the Autumn Term.
There is an expectation that all boys from Year 7 - 10 participate. All year groups have 2 or 3 teams playing local fixtures each week. At the top level, training is intense, with practices most days for team members.
Many boys at every age group play at County, Regional and National level – some train with Bristol Bears or Exeter Chiefs Academy, whilst many represent Somerset and Devon.
A number of our girls also represent County sides.
Rugby Sevens is played in the spring term and regional and national tournaments are entered.
Wellington School is regarded as the first school to embrace the need for change and adaptation in the varying stages of maturation of different pupils. We have been innovative in setting up fixtures where all teams are selected based on players’ weight, rather than age.
Our current coaching staff includes ex-professional rugby player and junior international Steffan Jones, ex-Wellington School rugby captain Will Garrett and former Head of Rugby John Leonard who played over 100 first class games for Pontypool in the highly competitive era of Welsh rugby in the 1980-90s.
The support network for rugby at school is one of the strongest around.
We have also been fortunate to take advantage of the input of Exeter Chiefs' player and England International, Ben Moon over recent years and we look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.
We are also delighted to have coaches from the illustrious Bristol Bears working with our rugby players to enhance their training opportunities.