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Australian Rugby Performance Academy

The Australian Rugby Union Performance Academy (ARPA) is regarded nationally as a leader in player and coach development. ARPA is the only Academy in Australia that is run by national performance staff which bases the holistic program around the five pillars of player development which focuses on Performance, Tactical, Technical, Physical, Positional Specific and Core Skill Development. 

The ARPA consists of camp  or workshop based performance programs for players and coaches complimenting the current learning and accreditation program offered to coaches, as well providing opportunity to aspiring representative players (club and school) from 14 - 18 years of age. 

Players and coaches will benefit from instruction by some of Australia’s and the world’s leading and best up and coming coaches across position specific, unit and team play, as well as the full range of high performance capabilities including athletic performance, sports science, game analysis and leadership. The ARPA program also integrates with specialists in there chosen field, including the University of Queensland Masters of Coaching modules, as well as using the HUDL analysis software for players and coaches on course and as part of the mentor follow up program.


As part of the program the following specialist coaches will be in attendance during parts of the program;

Phil Kearns, John Eales, George Gregan, Sekope Kepu, Scott Sio, Henry Speight, Stephen Hoiles, Mick Byrne, Adam Freier, Glen Ella, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Nathan Grey, James Holbeck, Morgan Turinui, Mitch Chapman, Julian Huxley, and ARU High Performance and ARPA Elite staff - Rod Kafer, Adrian Thompson, Alan Gaffney, Brian Smith, Michael Magriplis and many more

Player Registration - Players wishing to attend an ARPA course must adhere to the application process prior to submitting their online registration. 

Player Registration
Player Course
Emerging Players Workshop
Talent Development Players Camp
Performance Players Course
Sevens Performance Course
Positional Specific/Unit/Skills Course
Coach Registration
Coaches Program
Emerging Coaches Program
Talent Development Coaches Camp
Performance Coaches Program 
Sevens Performance Program
Coach the Coaches Workshops (Theory & Practical)


If you would like any information please contact us at aru.learningcentre@rugby.com.au or call us on (02) 8005 5600.


About ARPA

The Academy offers a range of performance programs which extend from coach the coaches workshops, positional and core skill development to elite high performance camps. Through the need to further develop our emerging and talent identified players and coaches ARPA has been created to provide an experience and level of performance coaching like no other in world. 

Integrated as part of the ARU's talent and high performance coaching framework the academy has the benefit of working with our pathways best up and coming talent, as well as the opportunity to be mentored by the games former and current elite coaches. 

ARPA: Player and Coach Camp

Next ARPA Events

Coach Programs:

Emerging Coach Program (ECP) 2017

18th - 19th March - NSW

1st - 3rd September - QLD

8th - 10th September - WA

22nd - 24th September - VIC

13th - 15th October - ACT

Player Programs: Emerging Player Program (EPP)
- No Programs have been scheduled at this time -