Progression & Selection


This course provides an educational and player pathway for talented rugby players to progress to Wasps Academy and potentially the Wasps first team. You can also progress to higher education study programmes.

Wasps Academy Performance Manager Ian Taplin, is looking forward to developing the partnership with Coventry College, “Now that Wasps Academy are embedded in the local area we are delighted to establish links with local colleges. This partnership will mirror the provision we provide with The Henley College, Henley-on-Thames. These programmes provide terrific chances for young players, allying comprehensive rugby development with academic achievement is key for any young player reaching their potential on and off the pitch. Hopefully this represents another step towards getting local youngsters representing Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.”

Head of Rugby at Coventry College Pete Glackin is delighted to form a partnership with Wasps Academy said, “Coventry College are proud to establish an educational partnership with Wasps Academy. The College has developed a strong foundation within its rugby union programme over the years and becoming an official college partner with Wasps Academy is an exciting opportunity to further develop rugby union players for the future within the City of Coventry. The rugby programme will provide players with a unique academic and rugby playing opportunity and we are delighted to be working with Wasps Academy and look forward to the journey ahead”.


Places on the programme will be offered based on prior experience, your rugby CV and performance in trials. Academically applicants to Coventry College will be required to meet the entry requirements for the level you are studying. Click here for relevant courses.

For more information please email the Head of Rugby Pete Glackin, at

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