High Performance


​​​​​​​Our Objective

"We aim to create an environment where young players can succeed on and off the field. We provide a pathway and help prepare young rugby players so they can realise their dreams of becoming professional athletes as well as encouraging a career outside of rugby."

David Hall - Academy Manager and Stags Assiatant Coach

Rugby Southland’s High Performance programme focuses on unlocking potential and developing talented young rugby players.

Our High Performance rugby programme is based at ILT Stadium Southland.  We have an elite training facility which encompasses a gym, indoor facilities and access to expert medical, nutritional, mental skills help and most importantly top of the line rugby coaching. 

Our training facility allows rep players across all ages up to our premier NPC players to train alongside each other and under the same roof. Here they also train with national and international athletes/coaches from other sports such as

Rugby Park Sta​​​​​​​dium - Southland Stags Home Stadium

Les George Oval - Premier Community Rugby Ground

Mike Piper Training Centre - ILT Stadium Southland