Welcome to Stewart’s Melville Rugby Academy

The Rugby Academy, launched in August 2015, is the brainchild of Stewart’s Melville RFC Development manager, Bruce Ruthven, Stewart’s Melville RFC Board member Ralph Campbell along with collaboration of the RFC and the school.

The Rugby Academy will focus on developing the player by fostering an environment which

  • Challenges…… by playing matches against strong opposition
  • Develop…. by coaching that doesn’t revolve so strongly about week to week match results but seeks to improve individual abilities within a team sport
  • Inspires and Nurtures….. them to want to remain a member of the rugby fraternity for longer term
  • Enjoyable…. Because it helps them to improve, they feel supported by the coaches and they get to develop their talent in a safe and structured environment

The Rugby Academy is open to ALL who display the required behaviours to make our Rugby Academy a success:

  • Learning mindset
  • Enthusiasm
  • Courtesy
  • Team mindset

Commitment, Embrace it, Turn up regularly and on time

If you are interested in joining please make contact with the Rugby Academy Director Ross McNulty via