UPCOMING FEMALE RUGBY FESTIVALS


Ulster Rugby in conjunction with Ulster University and Queens University Belfast are introducing female rugby festivals over the coming months.

The festivals are open to any third level education students aged 18+. 

Dependent upon numbers attending, the festivals will either use a cross-field 7-a-side format of the game or a full-pitch 10-a-side format. 
The events are not just for experienced rugby players as there will be Ulster Rugby coaches on-site to work with any novice players that fancy giving the game a try using a touch format game to help build confidence. 
Once the rugby is finished the plan would be that players would enjoy the host venue’s local Wednesday night social scene.

The initial schedule for the festivals is shown below:
Wednesday 8th February, Ulster University Coleraine Campus, start time 3pm

Wednesday 8th March, Queens University Sport Upper Malone (start time TBC)

Wednesday 5th April, Ulster University (Campus and start time TBC)

If you would be interested in attending the first festival on 8th February please register using the Eventbrite link below.
If you are concerned about transport, there will be people travelling so we can do our best to get you there just get in touch with Neal Johnston at Ulster Rugby on 07767 115 764.
Event registration:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ulster-rugby-third-level-education-womens-rugby-festival-tickets-31151679512

Source: Ulster Rugby

ARE YOU LEAVING SCHOOL THIS YEAR?

ARE YOU LEAVING SCHOOL THIS YEAR?

Have you applied to Ulster University for entry on September 2017?
If so check out our TALENTED ATHLETE SCHEME.
Successful applicants to the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme will be offered a two grade reduction. 
Those who commit to represent the University in their chosen sport will be offered access to support services such as fitness testing, strength and conditioning, performance development workshops and facilities. They will also get Scheme merchandise, Sports Union Club membership, physiotherapy support.
Deadlines close on 15th January 2017.
Any queries just message the page!!
Click HERE to apply.

Photos: UUC Freshers v Athlone IT

On Thursday night November 24th at 7pm Ulster University Jordanstown was the venue for the Student Sport Ireland Men’s Rugby Division 3 final as Ulster University Coleraine take on Athlone IT ‘B’.  Ulster University Coleraine topped Division 3A, a group that contained IT Sligo, Letterkenny IT and Ulster University Jordanstown before defeating Dundalk IT in the semi-final last week on a 14-10 score line. Athlone IT ‘B’ recovered from an opening round loss to Galway Mayo IT in Division 3D to top the group after wins over Maynooth University and NUI Galway. In the semi-final last Wednesday, the midlands college defeated University of Limerick ‘B’ on a 24-5 score line.

In what  was a bruising and physical game, unfortunately for Captain David Gilkinson and his men they lost 29 -17 to Athlone.

We would like to thank everyone who came to support the guys at Jordanstown on a very cold and frosty night.

It has been a great achievement for the first year students who put in a tremendous effort to reach the final.

From the rest of UUC Rugby members and the Exiles well done on a fantastic effort guys.

Photos By Sam Smyth

Upcoming: Limavady 1st XV v UUCRFC 1st XV

This Saturday the UUCRFC 1st XV students travel to Limavady in thier second League match of the year. The students hope to finally overcome the Q2 League winners of last year although they know that it will be a hard battle.

Kick off is at 1430hrs at Limavady Rugby Club.

Call down and cheer on the men in green if your about.

ATTENTION UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS…

ARE YOU LEAVING SCHOOL THIS YEAR?
Have you applied to Ulster University?
If so check out our TALENTED ATHLETE SCHEME.
Successful applicants to the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme will be offered a reduction in entrance requirements of 40 UCAS Tariff Points.
Those who commit to represent the University in their chosen sport will be offered access to support services such as fitness testing, strength and conditioning, performance development workshops and facilities. They will also get Scheme merchandise, Sports Union Club membership, physiotherapy support.
Deadlines close on Friday 15th January.
Any queries contact the UUCRFC Offical Facebook page.

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/sport/talented-athlete-scheme/

Students Win Again!!

UUCRFC 2nd XV have started their League campaign with a win against Armoy 1st XV. From the offset the students took the game to the vastly experienced Armoy team but the students came out on top after playing a game of open, free flowing, off the cuff rugby.

Tries on the day from

J Gilkinson , B Parke (2), J Stevenson, A Rourke (2), R Jackson and S McCleery with J Stevenson slotting 4 Converstions and 1 Penalty Kick.

Final score

UUCRFC 2nd XV 51 – 07 Armoy 1st XV

Team

1.Stephen McCleery

2.Peter McCully

3.Linsey McLaughlin (C)

4.Andrew Janes

5.Calvin Galbraith

6.Gary Burke

7.Samuel Hetherington

8.Daniel Morgan

9.Andrew Eastop

10.Brendan Parke

11.Andrew Rourke

12.Stuart Ballantine

13.John Gilkinson

14.Aaron Armstrong

15.James Stevenson

16.Scott Bashford

17.Ryan Jackson

Photos by John Kelly

UUCRFC 2nd XV v Armoy 

This Saturday 10th September sees the 2nd XV start their domestic season with a home game against Armoy. Armoy is the 2nd XV’s local rival the game will be a tough battle from the start for the students.

Kick off is at 1430hrs at the Sam Logan Stadium, Ulster University, Coleraine. If you are in town, call down and support the guys.
Reminder that parking on campus is free on a Saturday.

UUCRFC 1st XV v Coleraine 1st XV

This Saturday, 3rd September 2016, sees the return of the domestic league for UUC bad they start there campaign in Qualifying 2. Not only is it the league opener for the UUC men, it is also the local derby as the students take on the town. 

Kick off is at 1430hrs at the Sam Logan Stadium, The Sports Pavillion, Cromore Road, Coleraine.

If you are about the town, call down and show your support for the men in green in what will be a highly entertaining game.

1st XV finish 2015 in Top 3

  The mighty UUC 1st XV have finished 2015 in the top 3 of the league. It comes as they played their last game of the year at Home to Hollywood, over coming the visitors 41 – 11.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, we hope to see you in the New Year, kicking it off with the 2nd XV playing in the second round of the Foster Cup at home on the 2nd January against fellow students, QUB 3rd XV.

University of Ulster Talented Athlete Entry Scheme Now Open!

Applications are now open for the University of Ulster Talented Athlete Entry Scheme for entry to Ulster in 2014. Formerly known as the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme it is designed to assist talented young sports performers in gaining access to a quality education at the University of Ulster whilst attaining success at the highest levels within their chosen sport.

UUC RFC 1stXV
Scrum Half Glenn Bailey Left and Backrow Vice Capt. Ollie Millar Right

The Scheme recognises the sacrifice in time, effort and crucially – in examination performance – which may result from taking part in sport at the highest level. Under the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme, the University of Ulster allows a reduction in the points required for entry to full-time undergraduate courses.

Details provided through the respective links include general Scheme information, the Scheme Application Form, a list of eligible sports and confirmation of the total number of reduced entry tariff places that will be awarded through the Talented Athlete Entry Scheme to performers in team sports.

Further information if required may be obtained by contacting the Scheme Administrator by emailing schemeadministrator@ulster.ac.uk

Talented Athlete Entry Scheme – Application Documents

Application form
Eligible sports
Maximum number of successful applicants permitted (by sport)