International Rugby Academy 2018-02-26T14:40:10+00:00

A world class academy developing rugby talent.

HELPING CREATE RUGBY CAREERS

The Investec International Rugby Academy is the leading South African Rugby Academy, offering an independent high performance pathway for coaches, players and teams to become top rugby achievers. The Rugby Academy provides coaches and players with access to the highest level of international rugby coaching and specialised rugby mentors in a one-to-one environment. The South African Rugby Academy is proud to host a truly international rugby community, with player-coach graduates and staff facilitators spread across the globe, we seek to connect our graduates with real rugby career opportunities.

“ Following my player career I wanted to remain in the sport but lacked a pathway towards achieving my coaching goals. The Academy has helped me further my rugby career and provided the knowledge, connections, and support I needed.”

BUTCH JAMES, Investec Rugby Academy Coach

You don’t have to be great player to start, but you have to start playing to be great.

James Small, Rugby Academy Specialist Coach

“ Following my player career I wanted to remain in the sport but lacked a pathway towards achieving my coaching goals. “

GREG MILLER, Investec Rugby Academy Managing Director

WINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING.
BUT WANTING TO WIN IS.

YOUR RUGBY GOALS SHOULD BE OUT OF REACH
BUT NEVER OUT OF SIGHT!

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FEATURED RUGBY COURSES

PRESTIGE PLAYERS COURSE (7-9 years)

This course focuses on teaching the fundamental techniques of the game and showing young players how to master these skills. Tailor-made for young rugby players who have raw talent and future potential in the game, this course will instil the physical, mental and social skills needed to go on in the game. This course is suited for promising young players aged from 8 to 11 years who show real potential in the game.

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5 DAY PLAYERS COURSE (13-17 years)

This skills development course, run over five days, will prepare players of all levels aged 13-17 years old. It is designed to allow players the opportunity to master the necessary skills to perform to their full potential. It will allow an individual to take away the necessary techniques and skills to take his game to the next level. Players are coached on the fundamentals of their specific position. We focus on skills, mental toughness, position specific coaching, individual skills and rugby specific conditioning.

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ADVANCED PLAYERS COURSE (14-17 years)

A top school boy course, run over seven days, will prepare players for rugby at an advanced level. Players are coached on the fundamentals of their specific position. Every session and aspect of the game is dealt with in detail and players are exposed to the technical aspect of the game. We focus on skills, mental toughness, position specific coaching and analysis, rugby intelligence and rugby specific conditioning.

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ADVANCED COACHES COURSE

An intensive seven day course designed for ambitious coaches who want to give themselves the best chance of furthering their careers. This course provides you with solid knowledge, different perspectives and a challenging and interactive week. The cosmopolitan mix of module presenters will create an infectious and highly stimulating environment which allows the sharing of ideas to benefit all. Runs alongside our advanced players’ course for promising rugby players aged 16 to 18 years.

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Our purpose is to grow, train and equip all our course attendees.

UPCOMING ACADEMY COURSES

Intermediate Players

June 26 - June 29

Prestige Players Course

June 26 - June 28

Advanced Players & Coaches Course

December 13 - December 19

5 Day Players & Coaches Course

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

Intermediate Players Course

December 14 - December 17

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