Welcome to the OBU Rugby Academy, a partnership between Victoria University and Old Boys University RFC.

Only Victoria University Students playing rugby for OBU Rugby Football Club can participate.

Vision – To be the leading Rugby Academy that serves and gives back to the community of Aotearoa. Our High-Performance Rugby Programme is designed with you in mind. This includes fun interactive training for both male and female athletes in pursuit of excellence. In our ‘waka’ we journey together combining our love of education with our passion for rugby, leaving a legacy for the next generation.

The Academy’s Rugby training programme runs from March to August, consisting of:

  • An Assessment – of your current rugby skills and fitness.
  • Strength & Conditioning – An individualised programme to improve your body composition.
  • Technical – Developing basic and position-specific rugby skills.
  • Tactical – Understanding the game.
  • Personal Development Plans – Group and individual off-field personalised training.

Applications are open now for the 2023 intake. If you would like to know more please contact Tomasi Palu – OBU Rugby Director via email: tomasi@oburugby.com or mobile: 021 024 39895. 


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