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Rugby Academy

If you're looking to continue onto higher levels in Rugby and Education, NZIS's Rugby Academy is for you.

What the academy involves

Rugby is a fast, high-contact game that places significant physical demands on the athlete. Strength & conditioning sessions aim to increase players’ endurance, speed, power and strength to improve on-field performance and reduce occurrence of injuries.

Sessions will include high intensity gym and field training with an emphasis on improving aerobic fitness, strength and explosive power. Players undergo regular testing to ensure continued development.

Perks of the Rugby Academy

Our Rugby Academy students are given the exclusive opportunity to compete within New Zealand and abroad, on domestic and international tours.

Previous tours for the (NZIS) Rugby Academy Men’s and Women’s teams, have been hosted in the USA competing against the Rhinos Rugby Academy in Orange County, as well as, the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy in Northern California.

Students visiting USA experience a visit to the USA Olympic Training facility in San Diego. Plus, get to explore the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Disneyland.

How do I get involved?

To be eligible for the New Zealand Institute of Sport Rugby Academy, you must be enrolled in one of our courses. Don’t miss out on the chance to be the next premium rugby player or professional athlete! 

Call us on 0800 NZISPORT, or visit out contact us page for an NZIS branch in a city near you.