The aim of Buckswood rugby academy is to give students an opportunity to experience rugby in a semi-professional environment, expertly coached in the 15-a-side and seven-a-side versions of the game, as well as fast-growing touch rugby. This year the academy has a partnership with the South African powerhouse club, Natal Sharks, involving Sharks’ coaching sessions, player visits and a specialist rugby camp.
Academy students will get one-to-one training, video sessions, team coaching and specialist gym programmes, all delivered by coaches with a variety of high level rugby expertise. The academy will include contact and non-contact skill sessions as well as rugby conditioning.
The academy encourages students to be ambitious and to target representative rugby. It has links with several international rugby unions as well as Sussex county RFU. We are proud that numerous Buckswood students have represented the County.
All academy members will receive an academy branded polo shirt, shorts and a warm up top. Rugby is a sport that encourages and creates controlled aggression and passion on the pitch; respect and camaraderie off it. It remains a game for all shapes and sizes, and all social backgrounds.