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Radley College Rugby Academy with Nick Wood 

AGES: 10 – 16 

TIME: 09:30 – 15:30 (drop-off from 08:45 and pick-up before 16:15)

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Nick Wood

Nick is leading the Academy and will be inviting other International Players to join him coaching on what promises to be an outstanding four days of Rugby. Nick is currently the Master I/C Rugby at Radley College and spent his whole playing career at Gloucester Rugby making 278 competitive appearances for the club at loose-head prop. He was also the first Gloucester player to make 200 Premiership appearances and represented England at under-21 level and Saxons level.

Academy Partner

For 2018 we have partnered with Gilbert Rugby to add another level of quality to the academy both in terms of the programme and the kit that young athletes will use when on the academy with us.

The Academy

The Radley College Rugby Academy is a high-quality, four-day coaching course led by ex-professional player Nick Wood. Nick will also be inviting other International Players to join him making a programme that promises to be an outstanding four days of Rugby. 
Players will develop existing skills plus learn a whole load of new skills, benefitting form industry experience and professional expertise. Core skills are taught each day, reinforced in practise drills to encourage a safe, enjoyable environment where skills are pushed to the next level. This Academy is perfect for children currently playing, or aspiring to play at first team level at their school or club.

  • C.A.R.D.S: Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making, Self-Organisation
  • Core Skills: Catch, Pass, Run, Kick
  • Technical Workshops: tackle; breakdown; forward play; back play
  • Conditioned Games to increase game understanding
  • Nutrition
  • Rugby Specific Conditioning 
  • Injury Prevention
  • Q & A with Elite Players


Rugby Academy Nick Wood

Venue: Radley College, Oxford

  • Start date: 30/07/2018
  • Price: £219.00
  • Age: 10 - 16
  • Days: 4 days