About the Academy

The EggChaser 7s Academy is the UK’s only professional rugby 7s academy offering a direct route into professional sevens.

The Academy, starting with the U13 age group, provides players with the opportunity to work their way through the system with the aim of representing the Lions and Lionesses at senior level.

Many Lions and Lionesses have gone on to represent their countries at some of the world’s biggest 7s events.

Within the Academy set up, we are passionate about ensuring we can provide the best environment for young players to develop. This is why our senior coaches and players all coach as part of the Academy starting with our masterclasses all the way through to our Lion's and Lionesse's U18 sides.

The starting point in the Academy set up is the Masterclasses which are run nationally across the UK which are 2-3 hour events, managed by our professional coaching team and overseen by selectors. Stand out players from these events are invited to trial for our Regional Academy Squad of which we have five regional academy squads – South East, South West, South Central, Midlands and the North. These groups will train 3/4 times together between January and April, before attending the National Academy Festival. Here the best players are selected to represent the Lion 7s and Lionesse 7s at the u14, u16 or u18 age groups. Following on from the U18 season, players showing the right skillset and attitude will be invited into our Senior Development Group that trains & plays alongside our professional Lion's and Lionesse's squads.

We have some exciting plans to grow the Academy and will be sharing these as soon as possible.

Want to start your journey to becoming a professional player??

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