Rugby is an essential part of the life and ethos of Willow Park Junior School. The game's core values of respect, discipline, enjoyment and teamwork are at the heart of our school. There is a strong tradition of Rugby in Willow and the school's alumni includes a number of current and former international players, such as Luke Fitzgerald, Brian O'Driscoll, Leo Cullen, Hugo McNeill, Victor Costello and Fergus Slattery to name but a few.

Pupils begin formal rugby training in 1st Form and continue right through to 6th Form. The nature of the game demands much organisation and input by pupils, coaches and parents, from learning to tie laces to remembering to packing one’s mouthguard. Our game requires much of our boys! As parents of a rugby player, you have to play many parts: cleaner and co-ordinator of gear, taxi-driver to training/matches, nurse to minor injuries and, of course, side-line supporter.

Download our 2015/2016 rugby booklet below:

Rugby Times:

1st Form:

Monday            2.40 - 3.30pm

Wednesday    12.30 - 1.30pm


2nd Form: 

Wednesday     12.30 - 1.30 pm 

Friday               2.30 - 3.30 pm


3rd Form:

Wednesday     12 - 1pm

Friday               3 - 4pm

Saturday          9 -10am   


4th Form

Wednesday     1 - 2pm

Friday              3 - 4pm

Saturday         9 - 10am


5th Form *

Tuesday          3 - 4pm   

Wednesday     1.40 - 2.40pm

Saturday         10 - 11am


6th Form

Tuesday      3 - 4.30pm

Thursday     3 - 4.30pm

Saturday     10 - 11am