Academy Programme


"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"


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 Ruby.

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.


Bath Rugby Academy take our responsibility to Safeguarding seriously. Please refer to our Safeguarding Policy  for further details. Information on the representatives that form the Club Safeguarding Committee can also be found here

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


Academy Squad

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.

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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.

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Academy FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Bath Rugby Academy.

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Academy education

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

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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.

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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.

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Player development Group [U15-U18]

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

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