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Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy
at Exeter College

Are you an aspiring rugby talent of the future?

If so, apply to join the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy and follow in the stud marks of your rugby heroes. Aspiring rugby players will get the chance to nurture not only their rugby talent, but also get first-class education and training.

The Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy at Exeter College will provide education and rugby training required to support learners to reach the highest level in the sport. The programme caters for players from 16-18 and 18-20 years. Applications are now being accepted for prospective learners who are interested in joining the Academy in September 2017.

  • Are you a new student interested in applying to join the Academy for September 2017?

    We are now recruiting for players looking to join the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy to start in September 2017.

    How do I join?

    You will need to gain the required grades/entry criteria for your chosen full time college course. You will need to apply for your academic course separately. You can apply online or download the paper based application form and return it to us. You will be called for an Interview for your academic course with a member of staff from your chosen faculty. You will also need to complete the Sports Academy Player Information Form (download below). You will also be asked to supply references from your coach to support your application.

    Please email your form to or post to Chris Wall, Sports Academy, Victoria House, 33/36 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 4SR.

    PDF icon  Sports Academy Player Information Form

    Fees and other costs will be discussed at the trial event.

    How can I find out more?

    If you have further questions please feel free to contact our staff below:

    Pete Chapman Email: Phone: 01392 400430
    Chris Wall Sports Academy Manager Email: Phone: 01392 400309

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