Mill Hill School - Rugby

Rugby

Mill Hill have long been renowned for our excellence in rugby since its inception in 1869, consistently producing England internationals throughout the years.

Mill Hill Rugby strives to provide opportunities for Elite and non-Elite rugby players to develop and reach their potential in tandem with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game of rugby union.

Rugby is the major boys game played in the autumn term with sevens being played at the major national tournaments in the spring term. We are especially proud of the number of boys who represent the school, with up to 13 teams taking the field on any weekend. Every Mill Hill boy is given the opportunity to represent the School and have a valuable role in a robust and challenging environment irrespective of his body shape or skill set. Rugby at Mill Hill is used as a vehicle for developing our student’s creativity, awareness, resilience, decision making and self-organisation, whilst allowing boys develop and hone their own leadership skills.

Mill Hill’s success on the rugby fields has been built through an intensive and comprehensive development program. The coaching is delivered by an outstanding coaching setup who have vast amounts of playing and coaching experience at the very highest levels of the game, this is spearheaded by our full time Director of Rugby Mr Liffchak, who has a wealth of experience including playing professional rugby for Saracens and coaching school teams to national success. This is supplemented by state of the art video analysis techniques and complementary strength and conditioning programs to ensure our students are fully equipped to deal with the rigours of rugby.

Our pupils enjoy an amazing array of rugby opportunities. Within the last few seasons pupils have benefitted from coaching sessions conducted by world class players including British Lion, Owen Farrell, Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt, Jamie George and many others. Through our formal partnership with European Champions Saracens RFC we are able to develop both our players and coaches to ensure we are at the cutting edge of rugby and developing our players to be ready for a future that is rapidly changing.

The 1st XV undertakes a major overseas tour every three years; recent locations have included New Zealand & Argentina, we are currently in the process of organising a Boys Rugby and Girls Hockey tour to Japan during the RWC in 2019.