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Bishop Burton College runs a high-performance women's programme.

Academy places are available at both college and university-level.

The Programme

The women's rugby academy allows athletes, in team or individual sports, to balance their education alongside maximising their sporting opportunities.The team competes in the AoC (Association of Colleges) in partnership with Tyrell’s Premiership Women’s side, Darlington Mowden Park Sharks.

Players receive skill and unit field sessions, strength and conditioning, video analysis, team meetings and various additional sessions to improve their knowledge and performance in the game.

Entry Criteria

Prospective academy players must have applied for a course at Bishop Burton to be eligible for selection. Academic entry requirements are available in the course information.

If you wish to apply, or want any further information, please contact Head of Women's Rugby, LaToya Mason, by emailing

Our Champions

Name: Rachael Woosey
Studied: BSc Sport, Exercise Science and Health
"During my time at Bishop Burton, I have represented England at youth and senior level. I have been selected for the full national Sevens squad, as well as the full England Elite squad."