Every player in the academy will have to be in education or in an apprenticeship/job. The academy management will monitor their progress and will maintain the importance of obtaining a good education or valuable work experience outside of rugby.
The players studying the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport will have 2 hours of classroom sessions a day, 5 days a week in normal term time
We expect players to either be in college or university, or have a part time/full time job to further their experience outside of rugby.
The club formed partnerships with schools, colleges and universities to give players opportunities to study and not only rely on rugby as a career path. The opportunities range from places in schools to scholarships where available.
Schools & Colleges
University and higher education
The identifying and the development of talent in a professionally structured and managed London Scottish academy is the main focus of the London Scottish Academy. The Scottish Exiles Programme easily work together to help find and develop Scottish eligible players.
The model allow the Scottish Exiles Programme to continue to build a strong database, and by utilizing the resources smartly (combined LSFC, SRU Exiles ad other partners), the benefits will is cost effective, streamlined and provides a vehicle in which the best Scottish qualified players in the south can be channeled and developed accordingly.
The LSFC Academy allows the player not be over stretched in rugby commitments to club, academy or the Exiles, while the SRU and London Scottish are the main benefactors regarding player resources.
It naturally benefits the RFU playing resources too, as there will be many non-Scottish qualified players developed through the development pathway and academy system at London Scottish.
The academy runs on a healthy budget and allows the club and academy management to run a professional product, that delivers desired results and give a high development value to the players.
Overall yearly cost in running the academy includes the following:
- Facilities hire, trail games, coaches and admin costs
- Management & professional coaches
- Strength & conditioning coaching
- Medical (physiotherapist and supplies)
- Facilities hire for training and classroom sessions
- Training equipment
- Playing kit
- Travel and match day expenses
- Marketing campaigns
- Player insurance cover
Cost to players per season
1. ACADEMY PRE SEASON SESSIONS & TRIALS COST:
All academy applicants will pay a pre season fee of £30 on application to confirm commitment and to cover the cost of running sessions, trials and pre season games.
£30 pre-season payments can be made via cheque and bank transfer.
2. ACADEMY DEPOSIT & CLUB PLAYING MEMBERSHIP:
All academy players (selected for the junior and senior academy) will be required to pay their playing membership for the season. Memberships are payable latest on the 1st of September every year and can you can get the membership information needed by clicking here.