University of Gloucestershire All Golds

By | 5th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire All Golds

University of Gloucestershire All Golds

Gloucestershire All Golds

Gloucestershire All Golds are a rugby league team based at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

University of Gloucestershire All Golds consist of six different teams, with the first team entering Kingstone Press Championship 1 for the 2013 season. Below the semi-professional side, there are two student teams that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues; the All Golds in the Super 8 national league and the All Blues in the Wales and West Division.

There are also three junior sides that take part in the Midlands Junior League.

 

History

The University of Gloucestershire rugby league club dates back to the late 1990s. In 2008, they were given a slot in the BUCS Super 8, the highest student rugby league division, which they have retained ever since. In 2012, the All Golds’ senior team defeated Super League clubs London Broncos, Widnes and Salford in a Rugby League 9s competition. The student squad also reached the semi-finals of the Super 8. The All Golds launched a junior academy in April consisting of three sides competing in the Midlands Junior League.

In March 2013, the University of Gloucestershire All Golds entered the semi-professional ranks for the first time featuring in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league alongside fellow newcomers Hemel Stags and Oxford. Brad Hepi was appointed head coach of the Gloucestershire All-Golds for the 2013 season. He coached the side in their first season of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league where they reached bottom place. In the 2014 Kingston Press Championship 1 season he saw the side into the first seven-game before stepping down from the position, stating he had taken the side as far as he could. The club’s community manager Dan Garbutt took charge of All Golds for one game against Hemel Stags before Steve McCormack was appointed for the remainder of the 2014 season.

On 3 November 2014, former Halifax assistant coach Lee Greenwood was appointed the head coach after Steve McCormack had left for ‘personal reasons’ at the end of the 2014 season.

 

General contacts

Main university telephone number: +44 (0)1242 714700
Course enquiries: 03330 141414
Current student queries: 01242 714444 or your nearest Helpzone
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