The Rotherham Rugby Academy is a partnership between Thomas Rotherham College and Rotherham Titans.
The Academy is the best stepping stone in the local area to the professional game. Rotherham Titans are committed to seeing players in the Academy playing at the highest level possible, be that for the Academy, for the players’ clubs (or the Colts if you don’t already have a club), or even the Titans’ 1st XV. Remember many former Rotherham Titans’ players have progressed to the Premiership and even international rugby.
Players will get up to 7 hours’ rugby based training a week. The team will play regular fixtures which will be a combination of high quality friendlies and league and cup games. Regular contact with the Titans will help progression from the Academy onwards. Additionally, the players will be studying academically at TRC.
Standard Level 3/2 entry criteria.
We will expect you to work hard both academically and physically when you are in the Academy. The College has academic requirements that you will need to achieve to secure your place:
This is currently a male-only course as R.F.U regulations prohibit mixed competitive matches and training over the age of 12 and there is currently insufficient demand to form a female team.
We would like to invite you to the first fun event that gives you the opportunity to play touch and pass against the current Rotherham Titans. On the 12th March at 5.45- 6.45pm on Herringthorpe playing fields, near the Clifton Lane, Titans ground, TRC applicants will play each other, the TRC current side and a Rotherham Titans side at touch and pass. The Rotherham Titans coach will be present, so it is a great opportunity for you to be seen.
Sides will be created on the evening and bibs will be available to distinguish between teams. You should wear boots, shorts, an appropriate top and a gum shield. We also recommend you bring warm clothing in case there is a break between games and a drink to stay hydrated. Please note this is a non-contact format but in joining in the session you are accepting that accidental collisions, whilst highly unlikely, may occur. Attendance at this event is not compulsory and will not affect your acceptance into college or onto the rugby academy. It is merely an opportunity for you to be seen by the Titans management team, to pit your skills against the team and to have fun.