Loughborough University Rugby
Loughborough Rugby Club
While working at Loughborough University I was asked to redesign the University of Loughborough Rugby club website. This was my first web design and is still in use for the university today.
The site has information about it, player profiles, contact information, history, about and club statistics, as well as league and fixture information and a dynamic front page.
About Loughborough Rugby
Loughborough aim to give their club members a fantastic rugby experience.
At the elite end of the club this means preparing players for full time professional rugby.
For the rest of the club it means providing a top class rugby programme which gives them;
i. The opportunity to develop and progress through the club
ii. Experience of a strong and well run rugby programme that they can take with them wherever they travel after Loughborough.
iii. The opportunity to develop themselves as coaches [see BOOST page]
iv. The opportunity to develop in a range of voluntary posts from fitness coaching to marketing [see Club Jobs].
Across the club they provide the context for players to make friends for life.
Your years with Loughborough Students are the best of your life. You’re playing top class competitive rugby, with your best mates. The competition is brutal but the club spirit is unreal and there’s loads of rugby to go around. Student life keeps you busy but there’s still time to train like a full time pro.
- Andy Vilk (Treviso and England 7s)
The students of Loughborough College formed the first student team at the start of Michaelmas term, September 1919. The first UAU game took place in the 1930-31 season with the Loughborough Colleges XV beating Nottingham University 8 – 0.
By this time rugby had become etablished as the major sport at Loughborough Colleges. 1939 saw the Colleges reach the UAU for the first ever time in an evenly contested game, Swansea scored the only try of the match to win the championship for the sixth time in seven seasons.
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