Welcome to Bournemouth RFC Academy.
We are a mixed ability squad and welcome all players at any level of experience; we currently have 25-30 players. We offer a ‘train for free trial period’ for the first two sessions and all you will need is rugby boots and a gum shield, there is no pressure to join.
The academy squad train on a Tuesday evening 7.00pm – 8.30pm at our home ground Chapel Gate under floodlight pitches and Sundays play or train home and away from 2:00pm.
Home & Away games, sponsored events and team building exercises are held in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Berkshire and Sussex areas.
Throughout the season we do team building events such as paint balling, karting and canoeing to name a few. This creates a great team spirit, fun for all the team and also helps the players to work together.
We also organise evening charity games, normally held on a Friday night or a sponsored event to raise funds. The players select the charity they wish to support for the current season.
The playing season is from September – April.
The Colt’s also go on tour every season and these are themed events, the last two had been at Saracens & Harlequins.
Head Coach: Matt Sturgess
Assistant Coach: Robert Witczak (Linking in with senior coaches from the club)
Team Manager: Natalie Witczak
Contact: 07788 714593
The coaching team are led by Matt, who has been coaching at the club for the last thirteen years. All coaches and the team manager are parent volunteers and have undergone RFU skills coaching, safeguarding and are all DBS checked.