The RPA Player Development Programme is designed to individually support, guide and assist its members in their personal and professional development, providing them with the opportunity to fulfill their potential and successfully make the transition to a new career following retirement from the game. The programme works with players during and after their playing careers.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Personal Development
  • Life After Rugby
  • Lifestyle Balance
  • Education

Programme Initiatives include:

  • Career Exploration – work placements, networking evenings
  • Academy Induction Day
  • Education Grants
  • Social Awareness Education Programme
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars

Each region has a Player Development Manager who is a one-stop shop for players requiring help, support or advice. Contact your PDM to discuss all of the services the RPA can offer members.