Elite Rugby Academy

1,050.00 AED inc. VAT

8-week invitation-only programme designed to advance the player’s capability in running, passing, kicking and decision-making from age-11 upwards.

This well tested programme will focus on the player’s preferred playing position and the skill set required to excel in that position.  Included in the programme will be nutritional and strength and conditioning education to support the player’s capability.

For players aged U17-U18 being a member of the Elite Academy makes you available for selection with the Asia Pacific Dragons who participate at the Annual World Schools Rugby Festival in South Africa.

Run at the world-class facilities of the Sevens Stadium every Friday morning, the price includes a dnata Travel Rugby Academy training shirt and shorts.

Timings:  Every Friday 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Location:  The Sevens Stadium

Start date:  31st January 2020

Finish date:  27 March 2020 (excl. school half-term holiday)

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Your Lead Coach: Matt Pewtner

Having played for over 20 years, with almost ten of those years being played at the professional and international level, it would be fair to say that I love the game of rugby. Everything that it represents, from mental toughness to respect, from hard work to execution of talent, are important traits that can lead to success in all facets of life.

Being forced to retire through injury the season following my best rugby was a tough pill to swallow. Staying involved within the world and community of rugby was vital and coaching has provided me that opportunity.  As a coach I like to see players express themselves and have fun on the field from a young age to adult.

Rugby experience: Wales u16’s, Wales u20’s, Wales 7’s (9 tournaments), Newport Gwent Dragons 2009-2016

Coaching experience:  WR Level 3 Coach, Coach of Dubai Hurricanes 7s Team since 2017, Backs Coach and 2XV Coach Dubai Hurricanes since 2017