Full Time Academy Package

Rugby Academy Ireland provides an 8 month training and optional 1 month travel programme for the serious players from 1 September – 30 April.  Players can also join the programme on shorter periods and can choose between full and half board options.

To download the brochure for full time academy students, click here.


Cost to attend the Academy will vary due to the
duration and educational programme the player will
choose. We recommend you contact us for a player
specific quotation to cater for a professional rugby
experience with a variety of rugby and educational

Cost will include:

  •  Accommodation for residential players
  • Three healthy meals and snacks
  • Cost related to participate in an overseas or local trial period in a specified club excluding flights
  • Training and casual gear package by BLK
  • All training and tutor sessions as per program
  • All educational material and tutors for courses specified in the “non optional” section of Education
  • Continuous report on academic and rugby performance
  • Develop a modern CV for each player
  • Transport to and from the Academy

Cost will exclude:

  • Any medical,dental or physiotherapy cost
  • Medical, personal and travel insurance
  • Any cost relating to the “non optional” educational program if the player choose any of these courses
  • Any cost relating to our overseas exchange programme if a player choose to participate
  • Visa if applicable


Rugby Academy Ireland wants to provide a pathway for a player to reach their personal goal and full potential. We will identify player specific needs and will deliver rugby programmes to improve a player.

Rugby Academy Ireland are 100% committed to a players welfare and future in rugby as a player, coach or referee. In order to achieve this we use only highly qualified, experienced coaches to deliver our programme.

We understand that each player’s circumstances are different and therefore offer RESIDENTIAL and NON-RESIDENTIAL courses:

  • 8 Months with travel month as optional
    (September – April)
  • Monthly
  • Weekly
  • Daily

Students may choose to stay private and join the course on a daily basis. Please contact us for a quotation if this will suit you.

Contact us for more information if your intention is to use rugby as your career path.