In partnership with Harlequins FC, who support the school by providing a full time rugby coach, rugby is one of the focus sports at EBC. Rugby is the first sport module in PE lessons for Year 7 and students who show potentail are given extra training sessions run by Dominic Palacio, the Harlequins coach.

Training sessions are held at Fishponds playing fields close to the school:

  • Years 7&8: Wednesday evenings
  • Years 11 &12: Tuesday evenings


Y7 rugby 2014


The Year 7 team is playing in the South London Rugby Union League 2014/15. The first fixture saw Ernest Bevin beat neighbours, St John Bosco, 33-21. A hat-trick of tries from Luka 7DE and one-a-piece from Reece 7DE & Shayden 7TM plus 4 conversions from Reece helped to secure the win. Some game-saving tackles from Mazin 7DD and the excellent Briton 7TM, gave EBC a great platform to work from. This was the third game of the season so far following two friendlies against Fulham Boys and Thomas More schools.

A link to the competition showing results and leagues tables is:

South London Rugby Union U12 League Competition


See photos of our Rugby squads 2013-2014 when the Webb Ellis Cup (Rugby World Cup) came into College for the day by clicking here.


Green ties rugby team RWC 2013
RWC2013 Captains



Harlequins FC Academy

EBC logo blue

 Harlequins logo


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