Academy Education

Bath Rugby Academy 


The Bath Rugby partnership programme with the University of Bath is a key strand of the Club's player and coach development strategy with the partnership now in its second season. 

The men’s 1st XV compete in the BUCS Super Rugby league featuring only the top ten rugby-playing universities in England and Wales. In the 2016-17 debut season, they achieved a top-five league finish and reached the semi-finals of the BUCS Rugby Championships knock-out competition. 


Scholarships are available and these typically provide: 

  1. Access to suitable training facilities provided by Bath Rugby or University of Bath.
  2. High performance coaching under the direction of the Bath Rugby Academy staff and the University of Bath Head of Rugby.
  3. Strength and conditioning with evaluation and training programmes under the direction and supervision of qualified personnel.
  4. Sports Medicine and Sports Science services provided by the Academies practitioners or other approved agencies.
  5. Performance reporting and supervision
  6. Medical treatment by the Academy's practitioners.


Applications for Bath Rugby Academy University Scholarships should be made directly to the Academy Manager, Andy Rock or University Director of Rugby, Aaron James.