Rugby Academy

Subject Overview:

The Marsh Academy aims to be offering a Rugby Pathway for students aged 16-18 as part of our provision at Post 16. The programme offers serious aspirations of playing, coaching, refereeing rugby at higher levels with links to clubs at all levels of rugby Post 16 education in a range of subject areas, making the Marsh Rugby Academy a truly unique educational rugby package.

The scholars are also able to choose from a wide range of academic & vocational subjects ranging from A Levels & BTEC Level 3 courses. This pathway allows all scholars a wide range choice of subjects, whilst still being able to be part of the Rugby Academy programme.

Course Overview:

Our outstanding enrichment programme allows our scholars unique opportunities to experience the lifestyles of a professional rugby. These experiences include:

  • A behind the scenes tour of Harlequins training facility;
  • The use of Harlequins training facilities;
  • Pre-Season tours against other development teams;
  • Training sessions delivered by Harlequins coaches;
  • Residential at Tonbridge school with use of professional academy facilities;
  • Assessment by level 2 and 3 coaches;
  • Unique & Bespoke Harlequins Academy leisure & training wear;
  • Access to Professional Physiotherapy;
  • Access to Professional strength and conditioning coaches;
  • Expert advice from Elite Sports Nutritionists;
  • Work experience opportunities within Professional rugby clubs;
  • Level 2 “Gym Instructors” course;
  • Scrum Factory and Rugby Ready course in preparation for Rugby Coaching Award.

Assessment Overview:

All academy entrants must follow an academic curriculum of their choosing in addition to their coaching and training programme.

Students will have a minimum 6 hours of rugby training per week in addition to regular fixtures. 

Entry Requirements:

Rugby trials will be held to determine suitability.

Enrichment Programme:

  • Multiple match-day experience per season to watch Harlequins and England International games;
  • Guided tour of Twickenham;;
  • Opportunity to prepare for higher level of rugby;
  • Opportunity’s to acquire Referee and Rugby Coaching Award qualifications.
  • Speed, Agility and Quickness programme;
  • Strength and Conditioning programme;
  • Regular visits to Harlequins training facilities;
  • Fitness testing facilities;
  • Academy training kit and travel suits;
  • Use of all sports facilities;
  • 3 training sessions per week;

For more information please contact:

Mr. Steven Doughty
Director of Rugby
Tel: 01797364593
Email: sdoughty@marshacademy.org.uk