Men's Rugby League
Welcome to the University of Liverpool’s Mens Rugby League.
LURLFC has been one of the most developed sports team among the university societies. Over the past 5 years the team has made great strides to become one of the highest ranked BUCS playing sport in the University. LURLFC boasts one team, two coaches, several training and playing facilities of a high standard and a great, friendly club atmosphere. The club caters for all levels of ability ranging from rugby union converts to beginners, with some students coming from semi-pro backgrounds and it welcomes a wide range of of students into the club.
The 1st team currently competes in the BUCS Northern 2A league and are a very competitive outfit which focus on results.
2016-17 looks to be a promising season for LURLFC, we are introducing a new coach Mark Gleeson, Mark has vast playing and coaching experience
The first team, led by Angus Parkin, will hope that the team can bounce back from relegation from the Northern Premiership at the first time of asking and be able to have a cup success with a high quality group of players working closely together. Even with a good intake of freshers, the experienced a bad run of injuries to numerous members of the team the club was unable to maintain its position in the Norther Premiership. However, the highlights from the disappointing season is the team had success in the varsity match against John Moores University and winning the Christie Cup part of the tournament involving Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester universities.
Training for the club takes places at Wyncote sports Ground on Monday evenings with a prompt 17:30 start and will run until 19:30, this session will involve doing the basics and correcting errors from previous matches. On a Tuesday a session runs from 17:30 - 18:30 to allow for the squad to go through a team run through, just to settle nerves and make finishing touches to ahead of their matches, which take place on a Wednesday afternoon.
Strength & Conditioning
The club is striving hard to mirror the professionalism of the modern game. Our fitness coach who is part of the British Strength and Conditioning Association runs weekly fitness sessions, and there is a healthy gym culture amongst the keener members of the club. The university gym has recently undergone drastic refurbishment, so there is now a much wider variety of facilities for players to use, with a fantastic free weights and resistance machines section, state of the art cardiovascular equipment and specific injury prevention equipment.
The social side of LURLFC takes place on Wednesday’s after matches. We have weekly socials, monthly Athletic Union (fancy dress - with all the other Uni sport teams), not to mention special events through the year (Super league grand final, christmas party and many more).
LURLFC also go on tour which is affordable but worthwhile trip and takes place during the Easter vacation.
The success of the club is largely down to the close bond between each and every player, with everyone encouraged to be involved.
Information for looking to join in September 2015
If you are interested in joining the club, please feel free to contact Andrew who can offer more details on the club, and on any other matter you may require more information on.
Last year, the club ran its first ever pre-season, and we will be replicating this again and will be running this from Monday 7th September. This is open to all newcomers and if you’d like to take part or require more details please feel free to contact either Shane or Andrew, whose contact details can be found in the contacts box.
Womens Rugby League
The university also has a Womens Rugby League team.