Otago Rugby Football Union - Otago Academy


The Otago Rugby High Performance Academy is an exciting opportunity for local and domestic talented young rugby athletes to discover a pathway in the game while upskilling themselves on all aspects off and on the field.  The programme supports all accepted athletes whether they are studying or in the work force and also offers multiple avenues of support while these athletes take in the demands of possible professional rugby.

The benefits we have at Otago Rugby is the support of Otago University and Otago Polytech with a wide range of educational opportunities within a stone’s throw of the academy which is based at Forsyth Barr Stadium.  The facilities and services that are available are a  High-Performance gym facility, access to Bunnings NPC and Farah Palmer Cup coaches and staff, medical personnel, Sportscode video review facilities and also the pathway opportunity with the Highlanders.

While at the academy all athletes will be guided on their personal development through the six pillars of New Zealand Rugby; technical, tactical, physical, nutrition, mental skills, personal life skills and will be assisted by multiple qualified staff within Otago Rugby.