The Warriors Senior Academy is the next step in the development of players who have been identified as having the potential to progress as a professional and eventually represent the club at first-team level.
Generally, these players will be 18 to 24-years-old and will have demonstrated the necessary skill levels and mental aptitude to succeed at a higher level throughout their previous rugby education.
The next step involves training on a full-time basis alongside the first-team, not only to increase their physical development and hone technical skills, but also to further solidify their perspective of what it takes to become a part of the senior squad.
These players will compete in Academy and senior fixtures and will often gain valuable first-team experiences across the Aviva Premiership, European Challenge Cup and Anglo-Welsh Cup alongside experienced professionals. This process will hugely aid their rugby development.
Senior Academy players are resourced almost solely from Warriors’ Player Development Groups. However, on occasion players will be recruited externally straight into the Senior Academy set-up.