APEX RUGBY ACADEMY

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Apex Rugby Academy offers players the opportunity to take their performance to the next level.
 
 Our passion is to 'educate the individual before the player' through our holistic approach which develops each players' physical, cognitive, personal and social skills.
 
We aim to achieve this through our fun, engaging and inclusive rugby camps, skills clinics delivered by Scotland's leading professional players and our foodbank programme.

Better People.
Better Players.

RUGBY CAMPS

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At Apex Rugby Academy we deliver rugby camps during the school holidays to help young rugby players take their performance to the next level.​

At our camps we focus on 'developing the individual before the player' through our holistic approach which develops each players' physical, cognitive, personal and social skills.

Each day we aim to achieve this by creating a fun. engaging and inclusive learning environment which includes a variety game based activities and educational workshops.

We are delighted to have strong links with some of Scotland's leading professional players who regularly attend our camps. 

 

Every professional player who attends our camps takes the time to go round each group and deliver a session on a skill they implement in their game before a taking part in a Q&A, taking pictures & signing autographs 

Apex Rugby Academy 2022 Camps:

FEBRUARY RUGBY CAMPS

ABERDEEN

14th - 16th February 2022

DEESIDE RFC

 

STRATHENDRICK 

14th - 18th February 2022

STRATHENDRICK RFC

EASTER RUGBY CAMPS

ABERDEEN

4th - 8th April 2022

DEESIDE RFC

PERTH 

4th - 8th April 2022

GLENALMOND COLLEGE

STRATHENDRICK 

11th - 15th April 2022

STRATHENDRICK RFC

LINLITHGOW 

11th - 15th April 2022

LINLITHGOW RFC

SKILLS CLINICS

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Apex Rugby Academy is proud to be Scotland's first and leading organisation in providing young rugby players the unique opportunity to improve their performance from some of the countries top professional players & coaches. 

 

We quickly recognised this concept had never been introduced anywhere in Scotland which led us to  our first skills clinic in August 2021 with Glasgow Warriors and Scotland Internationalist Pete Horne.

 

 Since then we have ran skills clinics alongside players including Jamie Ritchie, Magnus Bradbury, Grant Gilchrist, Blair Kinghorn, Fraser Brown, Kyle Steyn, Jamie Dobie, Ross Thompson, Matt Smith, Rufus McLean, Stafford McDowall, George Taylor, Ollie Smith, Ross McCann Murphy Walker & Ruaridh Jackson. 

To ensure high quality learning takes place and for our players to receive genuine 1-1 advice from the professional players we limit the numbers to our skills clinics. 

 

At the end of each skills clinic there is the opportunity for a Q&A, autographs and pictures.

Our skills clinics are separate to the SRU and independently run.

JAMIE RITCHIE - SKILLS CLINIC

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In December 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Scotland Vice Captain & Edinburgh Rugby Player Jamie Ritchie at Linlithgow RFC

 

Jamie delivered activities focusing on jackaling, ball presentation, rucking and offloading.

OLLIE SMITH


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“Apex Rugby Academy is brilliant for giving young players the chance to engage with high quality coaching to improve their performance.”

Ollie Smith,

Glasgow Warriors

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KYLE STEYN

 

 

 

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“Apex Rugby Academy is great for developing young Scottish players.

 

I’m looking forward to being involved again.”

Kyle Steyn,

Glasgow Warriors & Scotland

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RUARIDH JACKSON

 

 

 

 

”Apex Rugby Academy are doing a fantastic job. I am delighted to be associated with them.

 

Any attempt to introduce the mental approach to a very physical game is to be lauded.

I have been most taken by the attention to detail in the camps."

Ruaridh Jackson,

Glasgow Warriors & Scotland

RUFUS MCLEAN SKILLS CLINIC

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In November 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Scotland Vice Captain & Glasgow Warriors Player Rufus McLean in Glasgow

Rufus covered activities focusing on passing, attack and footwork

PETE HORNE


In August 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Glasgow Warriors & Scotland Rugby Internationalist Pete Horne at Old Anniesland, Glasgow .

 

Pete delivered activities focusing on attack, decision making, tracking, footwork, passing and kicking. 

 

​With over 150+ appearances for Glasgow Warriors, 40+ caps for Scotland and a UKCC Level 3 Qualification, Pete's experience of playing and working in an elite professional environment ensured our players received expert advice and an unique insight into improving performance.

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GRANT GILCHRIST

 

 

 

In September 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Edinburgh Rugby Captain & Scotland Rugby Internationalist Grant Gilchrist at Linlithgow RFC

 

Grant delivered activities focusing on set piece, ball presentation, rucking and offloading.

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JAMIE DOBIE &

ROSS THOMPSON

 

 

 

In September 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Glasgow Warriors Players Jamie Dobbie & Ross Thompson at Linlithgow RFC

 

Jamie & Ross covered passing & kicking technique as well developing players’ spatial awareness in attack.

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FRASER BROWN


In October 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Glasgow Warriors Captain  & Scotland Rugby Internationalist Fraser Brown at Linlithgow RFC

 

Fraser delivered activities focusing on the jackal, rucking technique and ball presentation.

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BLAIR KINGHORN

 

 

 

In October 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Edinburgh Rugby  & Scotland Rugby Internationalist Blair Kinghorn at Penicuik RFC

 

Blair delivered activities focusing on passing, kicking and attack

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 GEORGE TAYLOR

 

 

In November 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Edinburgh Rugby Player George Taylor at Strathendrick RFC

 

George delivered activities focusing on passing, kicking and attack

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STAFFORD MCDOWALL

 

 

In November 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Glasgow Warriors Player Stafford McDowall at Strathendrick RFC

 

Stafford delivered activities focusing on passing, kicking and attack

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OLLIE SMITH


In November 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Glasgow Warriors Player Ollie Smith at Old Anniesland, Glasgow

 

Ollie delivered activities focusing on attack, passing & kicking

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MAGNUS BRADBURY

 

 

 

In December 2021 Apex Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic ran by Edinburgh Rugby & Scotland Internationalist Magnus Bradbury at Linlithgow RFC

 

Magnus delivered focusing on ball presentation & rucking

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“I really enjoyed delivering a skills clinic for Apex Rugby Academy and hopefully the youngsters learnt something valuable. The session bounced between drills and touch games with different conditions and it was great to see how quickly what we were working on translated into the games. There was some fantastic rugby on show.”



Grant Gilchrist,
Edinburgh Rugby Captain & Scotland Internationalist

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FOODBANK PROGRAMME

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Our 'Hands & Feet' Foodbank Programme has recently been launched to have a positive impact on local communities and serve those who are in desperate need. 

We will collect non perishable items at our camps and skills clinics on behalf of the Trussell Trust who then distribute to various locations across Scotland.

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me"

Matthew 25:35

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