Academy Programme

The role of the Bath Rugby Academy is to identify and develop talented young athletes from age 13 to 23 and engage them in a performance development programme.

Players join the Academy through a variety of routes, with the Developing Player Programme serving as the entry point to the talent pathway for Bath Rugby.

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.

Academy Vision

The Academy is the foundation of Bath Rugby, living and working to the Club's values. Developing a supportive and challenging environment through innovative delivery, which allows the athlete to achieve their potential.


Academy education

Information about Bath Rugby Academy University Scholarships, Scholarship benefits and applications.


AASE Rugby Programme

Bath Rugby and Beechen Cliff School are working in partnership to develop promising young rugby players in the Bath Rugby catchment area.


Developing Player Programme [U13 – U16]

The DPP engages players aged 13–16 years old and is a development programme which interacts with and complements school, club and county playing programmes, to provide further development opportunities for young players without the conflict of competition.


Player development Group [U15-U18]

The Player Development Group (PDG) offers weekly coaching, conditioning and specialist support from Bath Academy Staff.


Academy FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Bath Rugby Academy.



Bath Rugby Academy take our responsibility to Safeguarding seriously. Please refer to our Safeguarding Policy for further details.

For a high level concern that requires an immediate response, contact information for local Children's Social Work Services can be found here.

We recommend that you use the RFU Safeguarding Referral Form to log any concerns that you have. Concerns can be reported to us by e-mail to

Further information on raising concerns directly through the Rugby Football Union (RFU) can also be found here.