Rugby has always been the main school sport for boys since its establishment in 1924. 1st XV Team photographs dated from the season 1924-1925 still dawn the corridors throughout the school.
Participation in the Ulster Schools Cup has been, and still is, the pinnacle for every rugby playing school boy in Ulster and Portadown College is no exception. PC reached the Semi-Final in the season 1981 – 1982 and more recently the season 1997 – 1998 under the captaincy of Mark Best, brother of both Simon and Rory.
Portadown College too has been well represented on Ulster and Irish School Squads as seen below in our roll of honour.
Portadown College rugby is a thriving and successful club which is inclusive of all ages and abilities. The club endeavours to promote the qualities of discipline, sportsmanship, hard work, respect and fair play throughout its teams. The coaching staff also strive to provide a safe and fun environment for all our players, working to improve the boys’ technical skills, tactical awareness, knowledge and personal fitness throughout each session.