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Academy

Academy Objectives

"To provide a coaching, conditioning and education programme to improve the performance of identified potential elite rugby players to their optimum."

"BETTER PEOPLE & BETTER PLAYERS"

Academy Introduction

The Bath Rugby Academy has developed a strong history of developing home grown talent with a number of academy graduates now involved with the Club's first team squad.

The role of the Bath Rugby Academy is to identify and develop talented young athletes from age 13 to 23 and engage them in an Elite High Performance development programme. Players join the academy through a variety of routes and are assisted in their rugby development to attain their ultimate goal - joining the first team squad. This is underpinned by Education from a variety of sources, thus providing the necessary structure for each player to reach their full potential

Since February 2002 and the introduction of the RFU's Regional Academy programme, Bath Rugby Academy has developed a number of high quality young players from our designated region.

Current Bath Rugby academy graduates in the first team squad:

  • Matt Banahan
  • Guy Mercer
  • Josh Ovens
  • Kane Palma-Newport
  • Nathan Catt
  • Chris Cook
  • Ollie Woodburn
  • Nick Abendanon
  • Ben Williams
  • Tom Heathcote

At Farleigh House we have outstanding facilities for the delivery of an elite player development programme with weights gym, physiotherapy rooms, rubber crumb training area, analysis rooms and two high quality training pitches.