25 Aug 2021

University Representative Programme 2021 Staff Applications open

University Representative Programme 2021 Staff Applications open

Following a year’s hiatus owing to Coronavirus restrictions, the England Universities Rugby League Representative programme is back for the 2021/22 academic year. As in previous years, the long-established selection programme starts with regional representative games, which are full 80-minute games against another region, all played at a central location on Saturday 27th November 2021. Fixtures will be confirmed in due course.

Following the regional representative games, selected players will progress to the University Rugby League Origin Game, to be played in February, which sees the North (made up of North West, North East and Yorkshire) take on the South (selected from South East, South West and Midlands). 

Following the Origin game, 26 players will be selected for the England Universities squad who will compete in the RFL President’s Cup and the Student Four Nations tournaments.

There are some exciting voluntary opportunities within the programme at regional level this year:

  • North East – Assistant Coach
  • North West – Assistant Coach and Team Manager
  • Yorkshire – Head Coach
  • Midlands – Assistant Coach
  • South East – Head Coach and Assistant Coach
  • South West – Team Manager

Volunteer staff from the regional representative programme will be selected to form the respective Origin team squads.

Applicants should send their current CV plus a brief covering letter to Adam Hughes,

Please state on your application which position and region you are applying for. 

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 13th September 2021

If you are an applicant with disability who meets the essential requirements of the role we will interview you. We would be pleased to receive applications in alternative formats.  The RFL is committed to equality through diversity.

Key Dates:

  • 13th September 2021 – Applications Close
  • 30th & 31st October 2021 – Regional Trials (TBC)
  • 27th November 2021 – Regional Representative Games take place
  • 5th / 6th February 2022 – University Rugby League Origin Match

(Training dates for both Regional & Origin games to be determined by respective staff)