The Premier Rugby Academy is an outstanding program for students who have an interest in moving to the next level in the sport or simply want to come out and learn the game and have a lot of fun! Students are encouraged to come out for a FREE session. Please contact us to arrange a time.

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All Students Eligible

Rugby is such a wonderful sport for all genders and skill levels. The elite level coaching staff work to develop a welcoming, inclusive environment where all students are accommodated. Students receive on-going feedback during the on-field training sessions by the coaches to ensure that students not only progress in their overall skillset, but also understand and learn the game.


  • To develop athletes’ knowledge, skills and abilities in the sport of rugby
  • To give each student-athlete the opportunity to reach full potential as both a player and a student
  • To provide students with access to skill development and tactical instruction by outstanding Rugby coaches
  • To refer to the Rugby Canada Long-Term Rugby Development structure which facilitates development of rugby players at all levels of participation and experience and to ensure that the experience of training is always appropriate for the developmental stage of the student-athlete
  • To promote a philosophy of sound practice and long-term participation, performance and enjoyment of the sport of rugby
  • To emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials
  • To provide opportunities for increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • To encourage students to have a life-long involvement in rugby, albeit as a player, coach or official
  • To provide awareness of the global opportunities in the sport of rugby
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The Program Concept

This program offers students the opportunity to complete all the academic requirements for graduation and participate in this rugby skill development opportunity.

The Rugby Academy is open to all students, Grades 8-12 who are registered full time at one of West Vancouver Schools secondary sites: Rockridge, Sentinel Secondary or West Vancouver Secondary School.

The Academy takes place at Ambleside all weather turf – an outstanding facility for outdoor training.  In December and January, indoor training takes place at Level 10 Fitness and West Van Martial Arts.

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Fact Sheet


Students receive Ministry courses for participation in the Rugby Academy, applicable to their specific grade levels:

Physical & Health Education 8
Physical & Health Education 9
Physical & Health Education 10
Fitness & Conditioning 11
Fitness & Conditioning 12

Tuition: $2250 per year. The fee is divided into 10 equal payments @ $225 per month x 10 months (September – June)
Clothing Kit: Approximately $150

Requirements & Registration

The Premier Academy is a wonderful program for students who want to develop their potential as a high performance athlete or for the student who simply wants to learn and enjoy playing the game. Students registered full time at Rockridge, Ecole Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary have the opportunity to pursue their interest in playing rugby while continuing to receive an excellent education. So, for the ‘rugby passionate’ student, we are very excited to offer this very unique program.

Contact Information

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

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