Rugby at Bloxham School continues to go from strength to strength.
All boys at the school are encouraged to play rugby and all year groups are invited to join pre-season training prior to the Michaelmas Term. We hold our own on a competitive fixture list against such schools as MCS Oxford, St Edward’s, Oxford and Malvern.
We regularly field 12 teams on a Saturday, with a 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV and at least an A and B team at each age group. As important as the success of our A teams is the fact that our B teams offer the chance for everyone to represent the school; indeed, it is frequently the case that every boy in a year group will be representing the school on a given match day. Each team has at least one member of staff as their main coach.
Sevens is played in the Lent Term, with tournaments being attended in preparation for the National Schools Sevens.
The boys’ physical development is closely monitored and advice is available from our strength and conditioning coach for those requiring gym programmes for their individual needs.
With rugby being a key part of life at Bloxham School, exceptional players are rewarded with scholarships. Assessment takes place at 13+ and 16+ and awards are available for both internal and external candidates.
Head of Rugby
Mr Andy Goldsmith