Foyle College had a long and strong tradition of providing our students the opportunity to enjoy and excel within rugby. Foyle College has twice won the Ulster Schools Cup; in 1915 beating The Royal School, Armagh, and in 1900 beating Methodist College, Belfast. It has been a runner up on three occasions. Most recently rugby silverware was won in the 2007/08 season; defeating Cambridge House at Ravenhill to win the Ulster Schools Bowl to win this competition for the 2nd time in 3 years after beating Limavady Grammar in the 2005/06 season again at Ravenhill and most recently beating Banbridge Acdemey in the 2013/14 season to lift the bowl for the third time.
During the week there is an extensive training programme for all players delivered by staff and a number of former pupils who return to offer expertise. The Senior squad are expected to attend three pitch sessions per week and are also provided with opportunities throughout the week to improve their physical conditioning. All other teams train twice per week to improve skills and team play.
There is a clear pathway provided for all players in developing their technical, tactical and mental skills whilst also addressing the need for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We understand that only a very few will make it to the elite level but we believe that the experiences gained from committing to a team sport will develop many skills for future life.
Opportunities provided will be regular Saturday participation, international tours, national 15 aside and 7 aside tournaments, house competitions, and education on conditioning and nutrition.