A core sport for boys, Felsted has become a powerhouse in the game. Competitive fixtures are played from the Prep School onwards and there are a number of rugby sevens fixtures in the spring term.
Felsted’s Director of Rugby (ex Wasps RFC), Andrew Le Chevalier, brings a wealth of experience to Felsted, encompassing the game as a whole across all ages. All Rugby squads in the senior school train together and the same basic skills are promoted at all ages. Basic handling, movement and contact skills are practised continuously.
The concept of playing ‘heads-up rugby’ is promoted at all times, encouraging players to be confident to keep the ball, support each other and back themselves at all times. The individual experience as part of the rugby collective ensures a positive and productive one with match day performance rated over results.
Felsted teams have had much success over the years, particularly in the National Schools' Cup, where Felsted reached the last four in the 2017 Cup Competition.
Saracens and Northampton Saints Rugby Partnership
Many young rugby players have benefited from these links, a clear pathway that has led many to go on to play for England Youth teams and beyond.
Felsted Rugby to the Professional Game
Felsted: a rugby powerhouse
In 10 years as Felsted School’s director of rugby, former Wasps, Swansea and Grenoble prop Andrew Le Chevalier has turned the Essex boarding school into a powerhouse of the game.
Meeting Andrew, Felsted’s Head of Rugby, on our visit was inspirational. My son said ‘why would you not want to be coached by someone like that.’ He was brilliant and my son will just love training and playing with him.