Sharks Academy Midlands

You can further your academic aspirations whilst developing your rugby potential. Situated at Woodburn Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, the Sharks Academy Midlands provides a specialised facility within the KZN Midlands region, catering for ambitious rugby playing school leavers who want to pursue tertiary level education and maximise their rugby potential.

Rugby

After following a comprehensive rugby curriculum, students should understand tactics and execution, individual core skills and positional play. The students will also be qualified and capable of coaching and refereeing school rugby up to club level.

Academic Studies

We provide a safe, structured and disciplined environment, conducive to learning. All students must follow an appropriate tertiary education through UNISA, INTEC, E.T.A or Trifocus Fitness Academy. Students are supervised daily during academic sessions and given appropriate tutorial guidance and support.

Physical Conditioning

This includes theory and practical sessions with individual evaluation, assessment of training and nutritional needs, training programs for all seasons and overall guidance.

Practical

Students will complete a World Rugby Level 1 coaching course. They will gain practical experience by coaching at local schools and assisting with coaching clinics. Students will also complete a Rugby Referees Level 1 course. These courses will qualify them to coach and referee up to club level.

Life Skills

These skills will be gained both informally and formally. Some of the many skills acquired include: Mental Toughness, Self Confidence, and Time Management

First Aid Training

First aid is an invaluable skill that can save lives both on and off the field. Student s will complete a Basic Level 1 First Aid course and a Boksmart course.

Our Facilities

Our students have access to World Class facilities at Woodburn Stadium, Pietermaritzburg
Fully Equipped Gym
Fully Equipped Gym
4 Rugby Fields
4 Rugby Fields
Lecture Facilities
Lecture Facilities
Secure Parking
Secure Parking

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