Our Rugby Academy, with links to professional rugby union team Newcastle Falcons, is one of the best in the area.

Players will receive a high level of coaching with a structured games programme for the season. The Academy play against premiership academy colleges and have been North East Colleges regional 10’s champions for 5 years in succession.

Following the success of our Men’s Rugby Academy, we have now launched a Women’s Rugby Academy!

If you are a talented athlete and represent your sport regionally and/or nationally in an individual sport join the growing list of students who we have supported in achieving regional and national success.

What will I receive?

You will receive an impressive benefits package that will further develop your sporting talent, including:

  • Daily training sessions that are incorporated into your timetable
  • Training sessions with highly qualified and experienced coaches in your sport
  • Onsite sports therapist to support rehabilitation
  • Strength and conditioning plans
  • Access to the College gym
  • Sport Psychology support
  • Nutritional support
  • Individual performance profiles and plans to enhance performance
  • Access to Nike kit at a discounted price
    Discounts to CrossFit Hartlepool
  • Video and performance analysis
  • Sport Science testing and monitoring
  • Access to our AOC Leadership Academy and Hartlepool Borough Council Coaching Academy to gain additional NGB qualifications