Academy of Sport at Coventry CollegeRugby Academy
The Academy prepares learners 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 a wide range of playing opportunities including partnership academies, professional and semi-professional environments including community rugby union.
Kickstart your career
Our programmes focus on developing knowledge of the sporting industry to prepare learners for either playing professionally or working in the industry in another capacity.
As a member of the academy, you’ll benefit from top-class coaching and support alongside state-of-the-art facilities at the Alan Higgs Centre.
You’ll benefit from:
- A fantastic coaching and support team with a wealth of experience
- State-of-the-art facilities at the Alan Higgs Centre – 3G outdoor pitches, 3G indoor dome pitch, strength and conditioning gyms, 50 metre Olympic swimming pool, analysis rooms
The Coventry College rugby programme incorporates weekly training sessions including strength and conditioning, game analysis, fitness testing, physio support and competitive fixtures at our high performance, state-of-the-art Alan Higgs Centre facilities.
It also allows players to keep up their academic studies and obtain qualifications in physiotherapy, sports psychology and more.
Simply make an application for a Sport programme and you’ll be invited to a trial day for our Academy of Sport. For more information you can also email: [email protected].
"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 gameplay. 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 talent in rugby but the course and team of coaches have accelerated that and given 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.It’s tough, so students need to be physically and mentally prepared. I can’t thank the team enough!"
"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."
Latest News and Events from the Academy
Jamal Gask-Clarke, a 17 year old student on the Coventry College Education Programme in partnership with Wasps Academy, has been invited to take part in the England 7s Academy Talent Identification Camp 2019.
A programme which is the first of its kind in Coventry and will help develop the next generation of female rugby players has been launched.
Head of Rugby and Academies Manager, Pete Glackin, has landed himself an additional role at Birmingham Moseley.
One of Coventry College’s most promising rugby talents has taken another step towards stardom after making his first senior appearance for one of the UK’s best-known rugby clubs.
A Coventry teenager is living the American dream after being selected to represent Great Britain at his favourite sport.
Jack studied in Coventry College's Rugby Education Programme and has gone on to land a semi-professional contract with Birmingham Moseley Rugby, competing in National League 1.
Coventry College student Jack Redhead has been named in the Under-17 Great Britain American football team
Coventry College students Harry English and Alex Hawkswood helped youngsters at Eastern Green Junior School in Coventry advance to the next round of the Engage Rugby Competition
Rugby Academy learner Jack is set to start for the GB American Football team and talks to us about how his college programme has been the perfect preparation for his future career