The Students’ RFU (SRFU) is a charity that exists to develop, grow and govern university rugby in England. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to enjoy the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of being involved in rugby, be it on or off the pitch.
Playing rugby at university has been an incredibly important step in the careers of many professional players, and it is the role of the SRFU to support and uplift the next generation of talent. We provide opportunities for university players to compete at the highest level, with a performance pathway that allows students to pursue and excel in performance sport alongside their studies.
England Students Representative XV was formed in the early 1970s, with the first fixture against France Universities marking the beginning of a successful and enduring programme designed to enrich the student rugby experience.
The England Students programme shines a spotlight on the quality of student rugby, and offers an alternative performance pathway for talent in higher education. As part of the programme, the SRFU supports, funds and develops players, coaches, analysts and support staff through international competition.
Among those who have benefitted from taking part in the England Students programme in recent years are 7s star and Olympic silver medallist Dan Bibby, Bristol Bears back row Fitz Harding, Bath hooker Tom Dunn, and Exeter Chiefs tighthead Harry Williams, as well as England greats Josh Lewsey, Will Greenwood and Lawrance Dallaglio.
The programme also represents a springboard upon which to drive forward the growth of the university game at all levels.
The SRFU are seeking investment to contribute to the continuation and expansion the England Students programme.
Motivate your workforce and instil a sense of pride among employees. Our bespoke sponsorship packages can include tickets to England Students matches as well as Six Nations and Autumn International fixtures at Twickenham Stadium, or athlete appearances at your staff briefings or events.
A Ready-Made Community:
Grow the profile of your own business and reach new audiences by leverage the SRFU’s engaged community, with co-branding solutions that suit you. The 2022/23 England Students social media campaign reached over 50,000 people, yielding close to 100k video views and over 34,000 profile visits.
The SRFU are defined by England Rugby’s values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. These values are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create. Leverage the equity in the SRFU brand to support your own business goals and engage a diverse new audience.
To speak to us about our packages please contact Info@StudentsRFU.com.