Personal Development

The RPA’s Gain Line programme (formerly known as the PDP) supports and guides you with your personal and professional development. Gain Line will help you fulfil your potential and prepare you for the transition into a next chapter.

If you are an academy player, an experienced professional or retired from the game, the RPA is here for you with relevant support.

Gain Line initiatives include:

Academy Induction Day
Introduction to life as a professional rugby player for first year academy players.

Career Exploration
Providing you with individualised career planning, work placements, insight sessions in different industries and job search assistance.

Education
Tailored support and access to a variety of courses and qualifications at leading educational establishments.

Education Grants
Financial support with education costs for RPA members linked to your time as an RPA member.

RADAR Individual Development Plans
Your PDM can help you create your ‘RADAR’ plan, tailored to meet your personal circumstances and ambitions.

Personal & Professional Development Seminars
Access to a wide range of specialist seminars, covering everything from financial planning and business start-ups to CV writing and transferable skills.

Social Events
To network, grow your contacts and explore different industries.

Player Welfare
One-to-one confidential support for all aspects of your life and career.

Transition Programme
Tailored programme supporting you in readiness for retirement from rugby and preparing you for a positive transition to a new chapter in your life and career.

Contact your PDM to find out more, or alternatively get in touch with Natalie Beckett on: NBeckett@theRPA.co.uk or +44 (0)20 3053 6670