Rugby

Compete at the highest level of national and regional college competitions.

We pride ourselves on offering rugby to all abilities including our Elite programme!

Our Seevic Campus has built a strong reputation over the years with our first team competing to the highest college standard including in the NatWest Cup, Essex Cup, AoC Premier League and a variety of 7s competitions and tournaments. We are now looking to widen our programme over to the Palmer's Campus where we will start entering suitable but competitive leagues and competitions. 

Our programme is designed to develop each of our player's skills, fitness and knowledge of the game to prepare them for progression into high-level sport. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training schedule designed to improve all attributes of your game.

Our Seevic Campus will remain the home of our Elite Programme however, our Palmer's Campus will start to adopt a structured on-field programme and enter suitable leagues for the players to participate in. We will work closely with both campuses including joint training sessions and in-house games. 

Our Palmer's Campus programme will focus on participation and enjoyment for those who wish to develop their rugby skills.

Why join the Storm Rugby Academy?

Your weekly rugby training schedule

Monday

Training

Focussing in the gym and on technical work such as catching, passing and decision making. Training will be followed by a team meeting. 

Tuesday

Training

Team session focussing on attacking shape and defensive systems. 

Wednesday

Game Day

Games may be home or away and in a vast variety of competitions. 

Thursday

Active Recovery

Friday

Training

Game-based training, contact work ons, individual player reviews, goal setting, video analysis and gym. 

Meet the coaching team

Danny CleareDanny has been at the College for 10 years. He brings a wealth of coaching experience having previously been head coach at Southend Saxons and currently a coach at Rochford RFC who have just been promoted to National League 2. Danny has also been on the pitch with over 10 years playing experience in national leagues.

Head of Rugby

Jack DalyJack is the newest team member to the Storm Rugby programme. Jack is a qualified coach and many years of player experience including England Counties XV, England Counties 20s as well as Saracens and Wasps Academies. Currently, Jack plays at Blackheath who compete in National 1.

Rugby Development

Jamie DouglasJamie specialises in working with our forward players. He has played at Southend Saxams and now plays at Rochford RFC.

Forwards Specialist

Luke BrewsterLuke works closely with all our sports students to make sure you progress physically in addition to supporting your understanding of nutrition and general health. He has been S&C Coach for GB Girls Basketball and is currently Head of S&C for Rochford in Nat 2 whilst studying a Masters Degree in Strength & Conditioning.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

We are delighted to be launching a new and exciting Women's Rugby Programme across both campuses. 

We will start by introducing players to a structured programme, consisting of both on-field and off-field training sessions and 1-1 meetings to short and long term goals. In recent years junior grassroots and elite pathways have grown massively in all women's sports including rugby and we are proud to offer a local programme for students leaving school to continue their player development. 

Although we are just starting our women's programme we already have successful alumni who coach locally, including Emily Scott and India Harvey. 

Emily Scott is currently the caption for Harlequins Women who compete in the RFU Elite Structure as well as being one of a select few female players with a full-time playing contract for England Rugby. In her limited spare time, Emily returns to local Championship club, Thurrock T-Birds. 

India Harvey also had a successful early career for England's u20s and has captained but Thurrock T-Birds and Essex County Ladies for a number of years. 

We have also benefit from being surrounded by clubs with strong Women's Rugby teams which means we are perfectly placed to help you get the most out of your rugby experience both and college and at club. 

I studied and played at USP College for three years, during my time I reached two 15s finals and won the AoC 7's twice. The rugby programme developed my game hugely and gave me the skills needed to push on and achieve more. Since leaving I went to South Africa to play rugby over the summer before attending university in the September. I have now been playing with Henley Hawks a National 2 team for the past two years.

The College introduced me to my friends for life and it was a pleasure to be part of one of the best coaching setups I've been involved with. I would highly recommend USP College to anyone!