A complete learning program

The Southern KZN Rugby Academy has developed a comprehensive rugby educational curriculum, which compliments the practical and theoretical rugby training offered. We also provide the opportunity to gain rugby qualifications recognized by World Rugby, such as coaches and match officials. Our daily program accommodates educational study time to help players achieve their chosen academic qualification. We recommend that players enroll onto one or more of the courses from Esayidi TVET College.

High performance rugby program:

The Southern KZN Rugby Academy draws on the expertise of highly qualified, experienced and skilled coaches, tutors and mentors to deliver a fully accredited and certified educational program that provides a pathway for students to achieve their personal goals and full potential, preparing them for a future in rugby either as a player, coach or referee.


  • Individual skill sessions
  • Individual position specific sessions
  • Unit skill sessions
  • Club team training


  • Individual program
  • Speed development
  • Agility & Quickness training
  • Hand-eye coordination


  • World Rugby courses
  • Video analysis
  • Key Factor Analysis
  • Functional Role Analysis


Variety of life skill development classes from nutrition, mental, career guidance, leadership development, social media, public speaking, community work etc.

Students will receive the following certification throughout the year as well as learning aspects of coaching at different levels.

Rugby Ready
Laws of the game
Concussion management
Keep rugby clean – Anti doping
Covid 19 – Return to Play Awareness Test for Players

Video analysis certificate (optional- not included in the Academy pricing package)

Players will attain a certificate in basic video analysis from EncodePro. Dedicated video coaches and video performance analysts are, today, an accepted part of the game in almost every professional sport. Extracting every last piece of data from a video and using it to your advantage to gain an edge over an opponent is paramount and big teams are investing large amounts of time and money on sports analysis.

At the same time, analysis is becoming more accepted and accessible for semi-pro and amateur teams, especially as the cost of video recording hardware drops. So, into this mix comes EncodePro. A leading competitor and a long time player in the field of video analysis software, their software is intuitive and effective.

Academic Courses:

Collaborating with Esayidi TVET College Southern KZN region, students will have the opportunity to study and achieve qualifications in the following:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Short skills training courses

Bursaries available on merit.

  • Comprehensive 2 page Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copy of Highest Qualification;
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (Front & Back)
  • Proof of residence (Academy will provide)

Classes of 2018 & 2019 achieved 100% pass rate