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The NESA Men’s Rugby Academy is committed to coaching players of all abilities in a welcoming, supportive environment that encourages confidence, performance and personal development.

The NESA Men’s Rugby League programme is structured to support players at any level of the game. High level, expert coaching and competition experience are combined in a professional sports setting. Our longstanding programme with England Rugby enhances learning - encouraging performance, determination and team work, whilst you master the skills for success.

NESA Men's Rugby League Academy

As a NESA Men’s Rugby League Academy player you can access a number of benefits that may possibly include:

  • Taking on the best in the country in leagues and cups
  • Study, train and play at Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Thunder.
  • Up to 10 hours of training and competitive matches each week in superb purpose-built facilities
  • Exclusive subsidised training, playing and leisure kits
  • Individually tailored strength & conditioning programmes as well as use of our state-of-the-art sports science & testing lab and rehabilitation support
  • Sport-specific expert workshops in areas such as: sport psychology, performance analysis and nutrition
  • Free unlimited access to the Flex Fitness Gym
  • Opportunity to gain rugby-specific coaching and officiating qualifications
  • Access to physiotherapy clinic for injury treatment

Outstanding Partnerships

"Having an Education provider like TyneMet College has added so much to Rugby League in the North East. We can now boast a genuine full time education pathway here at Kingston Park. This solidifies the player pathway and development plans for Newcastle Thunder’s future players. Having the players on site and mingling with the Newcastle Thunder and Falcons players on a Day to Day basis is fantastic, it educates them in professionalisms other players may not even consider. The course without doubt will produce some professional players, but will also provide a high level of education for any one pursuing a career outside of rugby in their future."

Jordan Robinson | General Manager Newcastle Thunder

Rugby Excellence (Newcastle Thunder)

16-18 and wanting a career within the Rugby League or the sport industry and have a passion for and strong ability in Rugby League?

Find out more information about our Rugby Excellence (Newcastle Thunder) programme based offsite at Kingston Park.

Extended Diploma in Rugby Excellence (Newcastle Thunder)

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What our students say

I love playing Rugby but also understand that the academic side of the course is very important as I want to go to University after achieving my Level 3. We have covered a lot of very interesting topics so far with more to come. The teachers have really helped and supported me since the start of the course and make every lesson different which keeps the lessons interesting and fun. We have had voluntary opportunities on match days which have helped us gain experience in areas we are interested in such as Sport Analysis and Sport Development.

Bevan Leeke Extended Diploma in Performance and Excellence