Academy Vision

Bath Rugby aims to have a 50% home grown first team squad by 2023. 

The Academy vision is to provide a facilitative learning environment that inspires and maximises people development through high quality shared experiences and relationships. 

Players primarily come into the Junior Academy (Player Development Group - PDG) through the Developing Playing Programme (DPP) but players can also be selected directly from their school / club programme or be scouted directly by Academy staff. 

Chief Executive Tarquin McDonald: 

"The Academy is critical to the Club and is so important in helping to keep a strong unit with the local area and our 'roots' in and around Bath and the South West. Many of our past and current players have come through the Academy and we are keen to see this continue and grow as we move closer towards reaching our target of 50% home grown players by 2023"

Academy Pathway