Coventry College Rugby Academy

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Rugby Academy

We are the official college partner of Wasps Academy. We have teamed up to offer a bespoke educational programme, which provides learners of 16-18 with a platform to prepare themselves for a professional rugby career.

The Academy is run from Coventry College’s RFU Accredited Henley Campus and enables ambitious, talented students to combine their sporting development with academic studies.

Four years ago my son came home from school and told me he wanted to join the (what was then) Henley College rugby programme, as a teacher I was sceptical about his decision! However, how wrong I was! My son’s development as a rugby player, matured as a young man but more importantly as a good character and leader – he went on to captain the team in his final year.

Where he got credit and distinctions at Level 3 the support that he received from the tutors was incredible. He went on to play semi- professional rugby. Looking back he still is very grateful for the life skills and education he got through playing rugby at Coventry College

P Donaldson

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The Academy prepares students for a career either as a player, or in a support role such as a qualified coach or sports psychologist. Those who shine during their time on the programme are given a pathway to progress to Wasps Academy and even potentially the Wasps first team thanks to the link up.

The Coventry College rugby programme in partnership with Wasps Academy incorporates weekly training sessions including strength and conditioning, game analysis, fitness testing, physio support and competitive fixtures. It also allows players to keep up their academic studies and obtain qualifications in physiotherapy, sports psychology and more.

As part of the Academy, you will benefit from:

  • A fantastic coaching and support team with a wealth of experience
  • State-of-the-art facilities including a new strength and conditioning performance room, a fitness centre and pitches

To apply or find out more about the Rugby Academy, call 02476 791 682 or email

Interested in joining the Coventry College Rugby Academy?

When Jamal started the course I was a little sceptical as I was concerned that he might not get the development and education that was promised. I had no need to worry. Within 3 months  I started to see a transformation in Jamal both physically and mentally, particularly in his game play. This course has been the making of Jamal and given him opportunities with the Wasps Academy, England Rugby 7s Development Squad and now in his professional career.

I’ve never had any doubt that Jamal was showing a talent in rugby but what the course and the team of coaches have done is accelerate that and give him the confidence in his ability to make it. I highly recommend this course to those with a willingness to adapt to new styles of coaching, are dedicated and have a positive attitude. The course is tough so students need to be physically and mentally prepared.
I can’t thank the team enough!

T Gask-Clarke

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