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The Women’s Rugby Sporting Excellence Academy at Worthing College combines a variety of academic pathways with high level training and performance in line with the RFU’s guidelines and Premiership clubs.

Worthing College is a unique Women’s Rugby College, as it plays at the highest standard in the UK. Worthing College is the only centre in the South East of England to offer a high level academic and sporting programme with the aim of producing young players for the England RFU set up.

The Sporting Excellence Academy provides students with the platform to develop their academic and playing performance with the opportunity to progress through the England pathway. During their time at Worthing College students have produced some outstanding results in the classroom, which have allowed students to progress into their chosen field, whether it be in employment, apprenticeships or University.


The Women’s Rugby Academy provides 12 hours training a week with well qualified coaching staff, including strength and conditioning sessions in the Sussex Performance Centre on Fridays.

The squad competes most weeks, taking part in the following competitions, allowing maximum player and team development in both 15s and 7s:

  • AASE league 15 a side – 4 Competitions till Feb
  • Holland Trip – tournament v Holland v Germany V Belgium
  • Development League
  • AoC SE 7s regional qualifiers
  • AoC National 7s Women’s Cup
  • AoC National 7s National Championships
  • Rosslyn Park 7s
  • Sussex Schools 7s
  • Italy Trip v NE Region

Harlequins Womens Rugby Academy at Worthing College

The Harlequins Worthing College Rugby Academy will provide a unique playing and educational experience supporting students throughout their journey.

Expertise and personnel from Harlequins will benefit players at Worthing College in every aspect of their game.

Throughout the programme, players will have access to expert coaching, S&C, nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and medical support.

Find out more about how the Harlequins Rugby and Worthing Academy programme will be delivered:

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“Both Worthing Rugby Club and Worthing College were a huge part of my journey towards elite sport, developing my professional attitude and the discipline required to play my sport at this level.”