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The Rugby Academy is excited to be launching it's new Academy Sevens Logo that will be used in the upcoming season.  2014 was a break out year for The Rugby Academy Sevens Program competing at the Noosa International Sevens and the Emirates Dubai International Sevens. The success of our Sevens Program was evident with our teams finishing runners up at Noosa and 5th overall in Dubai and culminated with TRA players being selected for the Queensland Reds U18, Melbourne Rebels U18 and Australian U18 teams.

On the back of our success in 2014, The Rugby Academy has again been invited to compete at Noosa and Dubai. In addition we have also been approached by three other tournaments with requests for TRA to attend. Our commitments to the development of our players is paramount and The Rugby Academy’s Sevens Program is set to dominate in 2015.

If you would like more informtion on how you can be come an Acadmey Sevens Sponsor then please click on the link below to view our sponsorship packages.  For further information please contact Grant Anderson grantanderson@therugbyacademy.com.au .

In 2015 The Rugby Academy has gone from strength to strength. Starting the year with record numbers in our Pre season programs with players from Brisbane travelling down to receive coaching and participate in our High Performance Programs. So far this year our athletes have had success with selection in ARU Junior Gold Cup squads and GCDRU emerging talent squads.
 
The Rugby Academy Director of Coaching, Grant Anderson, visited Japan to present at a Coaches Seminar in conjunction with our partner Toshi Kato, Director of Eucaly Enterprises. “The Japan trip was a great success. Coaches from Junior High School to Top League teams came to the seminar to learn the latest coaching methods.” said Anderson. “Toshi does an amazing job in helping up skill coaches in Japan in an effort to improve Japanese rugby”. Grant and fellow coach Craig Goozee, who has coached professional in Japan for many years, delivered a two day coaching seminar based at Toin High School in Yokohama. “Craig is a great coach and friend and I am very fortunate to have been able to coach with him. I can’t wait for our next trip.” says Anderson.
 
The Young Guns 100 Rugby Experience was next on the schedule. A position specific coaching program for U12 to 14, YG100 2015 was a great success. Again TRA Director of Coaching Grant Anderson was involved in developing the skills of young front rowers.
 
The 2015 Easter school holidays saw the first of what will be many coaching clinics delivered by The Rugby Academy in Brisbane. The clinic was specifically for the Riverside U13 team and ran over two and a half days. The players received coaching from our elite coaches headlined by Grant Anderson, Spence Attoe and Peak Performance coach Mark Edmondson. “The Riverside clinic was a great success. The players and coaches gained a lot of experience that will stand them in good stead for the 2015 season.’ said coach Attoe.
 
Building on the success of previous years The Rugby Academy again held our annual Rugby Kickstart holiday clinic at The Southport School for players U6 to U10. TRA Rugby Kickstart clinic had record numbers this year and continues to be our flagship junior development program.

 As the 2015 season starts to gain momentum The Rugby Academy continues its High Performance Coaching programs. Currently our term 2 Player Development Program is running 4 days per week. If you would like more information about joining The Rugby Academy please contact us. 



Dubai 7s Team Announcement
 
The Rugby Academy is pleased to announce our U18 Squad to participate in the U18 International Dubai 7s tournament from the 4th to the 6th of December.
 
Joe Pincus (Captain)
Harry Jurgs
Jamison Quirk
Joe Bax
MacKenzie Browne
Josh Neale
Ben Turnball
Lochie Stewart
Cameron Mansell
Jordan Brook
Eden Delahunty
Fox Harper
 
“This is a great opportunity for these players to travel to an international seven’s tournament” say Head Coach Grant Anderson. The U18 tournament runs concurrently with the IRB Dubai 7s which forms part of the IRB World Series. “We have some really exciting young rugby players in the squad and they are very suited to sevens rugby. We will be extremely competitive and are looking forward to a successful tournament.” said Anderson.
 
TRA Sevens team captain Joe Pincus said “All the players can’t wait to get over and show our skills on an international stage. Sevens rugby is really taking off and with the games inclusion in the Olympics in 2016 it is a genuine pathway to represent Australia.”
 
The squad is training at The Southport School and leave for Dubai on the 2nd of December. We would like to acknowledge our sponsors Transmed International (Dubai), Gold Coast Concreting, Paramount 21, Heat Wheat Products, Westend on Sixth, Raw Power Systems and N2C.
 
November 2014
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Head Coach Grant Anderson leading a session at Japan Coaching Seminar
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U13 Boys at Riverside RUFC Brisbane  

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TRA Rugby Kickstart junior development program at TSS 

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ACADEMY SEVENS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE!
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Thank you to our 2014  
Dubai 7's Sponsors!
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TRA IN “SEVENS HEAVEN”
 
The Rugby Academy competed in both the Men’s and U18 Boys divisions of the Noosa International Sevens. After an intense four week sevens training program the Men’s team went to Noosa fully prepared for the rigours of sevens rugby. The team was enhanced with the inclusion of several of our Brumbies U20 players, Tylor Bunting, Tyron “Tazzy” Jones and Darcy Eason as well as veteran players Vitori Buatava and Lochy Duncan. “The boys played some really good sevens .” said Head Coach Grant Anderson. “We played some of the best sevens teams on the circuit and really proved that we can compete at that level.” said Anderson.
 
The Rugby Academy will expand its sevens program in 2015 playing more tournaments both locally and internationally. “We are looking to compete at two international tournaments next year. This is a great opportunity for our players and I am sure that it will not be long before we have our first Olympian sevens player from TRA” said Anderson
 
In December The Rugby Academy will be taking an U18 team to the IRB Dubai International U18 tournament. “Our U18 team made it to the final of the Noosa International Sevens and we are looking to build on that in Dubai.” said Anderson. “We are creating opportunities for players with our U18 sevens program. At Noosa we had Fox Harper who came from Melbourne to play for us. In our men’s team Cameron Mansell is only 17 and Joel Brown is 18. This is what the TRA is about” said Anderson.
 
We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters who made the Noosa International Sevens such a success for The Rugby Academy. In particular Fran Harper, from Paramount Foods, and her family who came up from Melbourne and Ian and Amy Pye from Heat Wheat Products for all their help and support.
 
October 2014

THANK YOU TO OUR NOOSA INTERNATIONAL SEVENS SPONSORS!
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TRA Mens Team Noosa International 7's
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TRA U18's Team Noosa International 7's
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SUCCESS FOR TRA PLAYERS IN CANBERRA
 
Last weekend saw the Grand Finals of ACT Premier Rugby Competition played out across all grades. The Tuggeranong Vikings featuring in all four Grand Finals across all the grades. The Rugby Academy was well represented with Tyler Harris and Tyron (Tazzy) Jones playing in the Colts Grand final against Queanbeyan. A tough match with both sides pushing the others defence to the limits. The Vikings taking a narrow 12 to 8 lead into half time thanks to a try by Tyler Harris. Some trademark barnstorming runs by Tazzy and very solid defence from Harris put the young Vikings on the front foot in the second half. Extending the lead through a penalty the Vikings colts held onto win a very tough contest 15 to 13.
 
A great end to a terrific season for Tyler and Tazzy. Premiers in 2014!! We congratulate both the boys! Remember that success is not an accident. Fulfil your potential with The Rugby Academy.
 
AUGUST 2014


The Rugby Academy set to host QLD's first Rugby Business Network (RBN) event
 
The Rugby Business Network is a networking event that combines people’s passion for rugby with their passion for business. These events are taking place all over the world and The Rugby Academy is once again leading the way by hosting the first ever RBN Event in Queensland.
 
If you are interested in a night of rugby stories with a chance to network with other rugby business enthusiasts please contact us.
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Tyler Harris and Tazzy Jones proudly holding the winners trophy!
For further information on the Rugby Business Network please click here

MARCH 2014
Rugby Academy Players taste success with the Brumbies!
 
It is with great excitement that The Rugby Academy announces that Tyler Harris, Tyron Jones and   Tylor Bunting have been selected in the Brumbies U20 squad. Their selection comes after the players attended a trial in Canberra last week. All three players have work extremely hard through The Rugby Academy programs and now have the    reward they deserve. “It is very fulfilling to know that the hard work has finally paid off. We are all really excited about the opportunity and can’t wait to get down to Canberra and start training.” says Harris.
 
The Brumbies U20 team will play in a Southern States tournament in February next year in Adelaide. Jones and Bunting, who were also selected in the QLD U20 squad before trialling for the Brumbies, and Harris will move to Canberra next week to begin preparations. “I am sure that the work we have done with The Rugby Academy coaches will stand us in good stead at the Brumbies.” says Jones. A fourth Gold Coast rugby product, Darcy Eason, has all so been selected.
 
Academy Head Coach Grant Anderson said “It is great to see these players getting the opportunity they deserve. Everyone involved with the TRA is very proud of them.” Plying their trade with the Bond University Breakers under the coaching direction of Anderson and Academy Coach Martin Little all four players have developed their game enormously. “It has been great working with these players over the last few years.” says Anderson.
 
Josh Evans, another Academy player who trialled last week, was also considered before dislocating his shoulder. “They were very impressed with Josh. I think if he had not have hurt his shoulder he would have been in the mix also.” says  Anderson.
 
The Rugby Academy will continue to support all these players as they continue on their pathway to success. If you are interested in participating in any of The Rugby Academy programs please contact us at www.therugbyacademy.com.au .
 
OCTOBER 2013
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