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. 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.
Coventry Rugby Partnership
We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Coventry Rugby to deliver an exciting programme for males, aged 18-19. The programme allows learners to develop their rugby union skills whilst gaining a qualification. Learners will benefit from expert coaching and training in a professional environment, as well as working towards a Sports Coaching qualification.
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.
"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."
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