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Head of Rugby: Mr Chris Davies -

The Gordon's School Rugby programme is fast-developing.

In October 2020 Gordon's announced the partnership with Harlequins Rugby Football Club to provide a pathway for promising rugby players. The initiative will enable rugby players aged between 16 and 18 years old to train in an environment similar to that of a professional club, whilst receiving a first class education.

The School supports players involved in the Harlequins Developing Player Programme (DPP), Surrey and Hampshire county squads, and Surrey Development Squads. Gordon's School have reached the U18 NatWest Bowl Quarter-Finals.

Gordon's School focuses upon the development of the core skills of all students. This allows players to play in any position on the pitch and thus produces complete rugby players.

The School competes at local, regional, and national-level competitions, as well as a busy yet competitive domestic fixture list. The School hosts a District 12-a-side tournament across all age groups.

Each season the boys' houses compete in the annual Inter House Rugby tournament, which proves to be hugely popular. Each season eleven teams regularly play fixtures for the School, ranging from U18A through to U12C.

Gordon’s School Rugby coaches are all experienced and provide a player-centred coaching environment that allows discovery of core skills through competitive conditioned games and enjoyable problem-solving practices.

The School runs a successful Student Referee programme (please see video below) and a developing Student Coach programme where the students are given the unique opportunity to qualify as referees and coaches and then referee and coach teams within the School.



The players have regular access to a strength and conditioning coach, a sports psychologist, a nutritionist, a physiotherapist, and video analysis. Gordon's School Rugby toured Germany in 2017 and South Africa in 2019.


Annually Gordon's competes in the Daily Mail Trophy, the NatWest Vase and Cup competition and the national state boarding school championships.

Recent Successes

2019 1st XV Last 8 of the NatWest Bowl
2017 1st XV District Cup Winners
2016 & 2015 1st XV played at St Joseph's College International Rugby Festival