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Active Partnerships

​This official partnership between Plymouth University and Plymouth Albion was launched in November 2009 to promote and encourage participation in sport and physical activity in Plymouth.  

The partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to creating social enterprise, as well as health, educational and employability opportunities for young people.

under 20s England V Scotland

Plymouth Albion are delighted to be hosting the Under 20s International, England V Scotland at Brickfields on 1 February 2013. Kick off at 5.45pm. We look forward to seeing you on the night!! See more at Plymouth Albion RFC official website.

Active Partnerships with Plymouth University

​Benefits of the partnership  

Active Partnerships with Plymouth UniversityAs part of the arrangement, the University’s students have been granted access to a range of professional level training facilities and coaching. Those participating in rugby and other sports-related disciplines are able to experience professional club coaching, and share their acquired practical expertise with the local community, for example, becoming volunteer rugby coaches.
 
The partnership also enables students to benefit from work placements and volunteering opportunities, ranging from marketing the club and physiotherapy provision to working as stewards and catering staff on match days. Students have also led on a project evaluating the feasibility of installing turnstiles at the ground. 

Plymouth University's men's rugbyUnder the professional guidance of Albion, the University's men’s 1st team enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in recent history, finishing the 2010/11 season undefeated and with a promotion to Tier One of BUCS competition. They also won the annual Varsity match against UCP Marjon, and narrowly missed out on cup win against Cardiff in the BUCS Western Conference Cup.
 
There has been significant representation from Plymouth University students who have played for both the Warriors and Plymouth Albion, one of which resulted in a sports scholarship for Rory Watt-Jones.

​University ladies team   

Active Partnerships with Plymouth UniversityThe university ladies rugby team have also benefitted from the high quality coaching and development opportunities provided by Plymouth Albion.
 
This year the ladies team will also compete in tier one BUCS leagues following their most successful year to date which netted them a promotion alongside the UPSU 'most improved club' award.
  

Watch Plymouth Albion in action  

Active Partnerships with Plymouth UniversityPlymouth University staff and students are entitled to discounted tickets to watch Plymouth Albion in action at their home ground Brickfields.
 
 

Themed Days  

The University’s ladies rugby team has been actively involved in this partnership, and an overall increase in female participation has resulted in the creation of themed days – such as Ladies Days and the Albion Christmas Ball.