An England Academy Player – EAP, is the designation given to the players currently demonstrating the greatest potential in the Regional Academy.

As an RFU Regional Academy, Bath Academy has to register a group of EAPs with England Rugby every year.

Bath Academy is accountable to provide a greater level of support to, and have a greater amount of contact time with EAPs than the Performance Development Group [PDG] players of the same age.

16-18 year olds EAPs still have a consistent involvement in the PDG but would have additional support and development opportunities beyond this.