Rugby is the School’s major game for boys in the Michaelmas term. All of the boys, whether they are experienced or inexperienced, have the chance to take part and represent the school – our intention is to meet the needs of all.
Gresham’s enjoys an enviable reputation on the rugby field. We regularly host both County and Regional Tournaments and have seven high quality pitches. The coaching is delivered by staff who are supplemented by external specialist coaches; we have had the pleasure of welcoming the likes of Brian Ashton the former England coach to the school for training sessions. We enjoy strong links with Leicester Tigers Rugby Club and they have hosted our boys on a number of week-long pre-season training camps.
Our list of Old Boys who have achieved international recognition is long and illustrious; from A.A.Mulligan, Captain of the British Lions in 1955 to the current England scrum half Ben Youngs and his brother Tom Youngs (British Lions 2013), they have all learnt the game at Gresham’s.
Gresham’s has a strong but traditional fixture list, we are mainly based in East Anglia but recently have developed fixtures with the likes of Eton College and Rugby School. We also take part in County and National competitions.
In the Lent Term those boys without major hockey commitments play sevens. Gresham’s enters a wide range of tournaments including the National Schools Sevens at Rosslyn Park.
Gresham’s boys continue to be selected for representative rugby. They frequently achieve regional and international selection and are often involved with professional rugby clubs.
The school is rightly proud of its rugby tradition. The game is played with the right attitude and enjoyed by the boys.