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ROEBUCKS RUGBY ACADEMY Providing Elite Rugby Experiences for South East London

What is the Roebucks Academy?

The Academy has been founded to provide a professionally run rugby programme within a small network of further education establishments in the borough of Greenwich.

We work closely with our players to help them fulfil their potential both in the classroom and on the pitch. No rugby experience is necessary to take part in the programme but players should be committed and athletic.

Our programme ensures players are looked after and developed both on and off the pitch with training delivered by our elite coaching team. We will invest in them as humans as well as athletes, with support and seminars across a range of topics.

Who are we?

Tom Chapman

Ex-professional and England U18 rugby player, top has over 150 National League appearances to his name and is on his way to gaining Level 3 coaching badge. As well as being the 1st XV backs coach, Tom manages the Colts section at Old Colfeians and is responsible for planning and co-ordinating the rugby activity within the Academy.

Vicky Fleetwood

Vicky is an International rugby player with 80+ caps. She has won multiple Premiership and 6 Nations titles and a Rugby World Cup. She is a Level 3 Coach with a degree in Sports & Exercise Science with further qualifications in Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition.

Ben Hutchings

Ben has a wide experience in Education, running the nursery chain Minis Childcare as well as being a founding Member of the primary school Maritime Academy Trust. He runs the Old Colfeians Schools programme and is a Level 2 Coach.

The Programme

Starting in September 2021, players will enjoy team-based training sessions and matches on Wednesday afternoons at our training base, as well as having access to first class Strength and Conditioning support and skills training before and after school. Each player will receive a kit bundle including training and match kit.

It is imperative for us that our players are committed to their education and as such we will be working in close alliance with our partner schools.