About Rugby Travel Academy

Certified Courses


SAQA Accredited NQF Level 4 Business (Sport) Management Certificate

World Rugby Level 1 Coaching Certificate

BokSmart Certificate

RTA Course & Modules


1. Theoretical Courses (not limited to)

  • Apply values and ethics to a sport organisation
  • Adapt available spaces in the community as a sports or fitness facility
  • Create, improvise and organize sport activities
  • Develop and organise sport programmes
  • Manage Expenditure against a budget
  • Supervise sport or fitness facilities

2. Advanced Rugby Coaching Course

Practical Modules:
  • Life Skills Course
  • Role of the Coach & Player
  • Warm-up and the Physiological Principals
  • Game Related Communication Skill
  • Individual Rugby Skills
  • Handling Skills
  • Running Skills
  • Kicking Skills
  • Positional Specific
  • Rugby Skills

Game Plan, Patterns of Play & Tactical Moves

Special play :

  • Kick-offs
  • Kick-inns

Unit Skills
Scrums & Lineouts
Attack & Defence from set pieces
Various Training Drills

Backline play :

  • Attack Options from set pieces
  • Manipulating defenders to create space
  • Running lines (position specific)
  • Counter attacking
  • Fine tuning of a backline (communication / skills / depth / vision / decision making)

Breakdown options :

  • Dominating the Breakdown area
  • Body Position
  • Technique
  • Turning over opposition ball

Kicking :

  • Kick offs
  • Goal Kicking
  • Drop Kicks
  • Out of hand torpedo kicks
  • Out of hand end over end kicks
  • Scrumhalf box kicks
  • Kick passes
  • Kicking into space

Defence :

  • Defence System & Individual Technique


Practical Internship Opportunities At Various Schools & Clubs

  • Coaching
  • Team Manager
  • Event Planning

1. Possible Overseas Opportunities

  • Receive a French rugby contract directly through the Rugby Travel Academy
  • Receive a Portuguese rugby contract directly through the Rugby Travel Academy
  • Receive a scholarship to play rugby & further studies at top Universities in the USA
  • Rugby & study bursary at a top university in SA to further rugby career & studying
  • Playing and study scholarship opportunities in Canada
  • RTA is a direct feeding line to various french Top14 & Pro D2 clubs
  • Possibility to qualify for JIFF – 3 years in a French Academy to become a french rugby player
  • Tour to France & doing trials at some of the best academies in Europe
  • Every successful player who went through the RTA will sign with an accredited European rugby agent to
    manage his career.

2. Possible Local Playing Opportunities:

  • Carlton U/20 Blue Bulls League & Senior Carlton League
  • Blue bulls (Junior Currie Cup)
  • Limpopo Blue Bulls (Junior Currie Cup)
  • Pumas (Junior Currie Cup)
  • Valke (Junior Currie Cup)


Coaches & Management Staff

Founder & Director: Len Olivier
  • Head of Rugby & Head Coach Blue Bulls Tuks Rugby Academy
  • Recruitment & Marketing Blue Bulls Tuks Rugby Academy
  • Backline Coach University Of Pretoria (Tukkies) 1st Team
  • Head Coach University of Pretoria (Tukkies) U/21
  • Director of Rugby Hoerskool Dr EG Jansen
  • Head Coach Hoerskool DR EG Jansen 1st Team
  • Limpopo Blue Bulls U/20 Currie Cup Backline Coach
  • Uj Varsity Cup Kicking Coach
  • Blue Bulls U19 Kicking Coach
  • Rugby Coaching Consultant at Various Pro Clubs in Europe
  • Played Top 14 & Prod2 in France , Sharks Currie Cup & Super14 Squad , Valke Currie Cup , Boland Currie – Cup & Blue Bulls U/19 – U/21 & Vodacom Cup (10 year professional playing career)

Academy Head Coach

Rassie Jansen van Vuuren
  • Played Top14 , Prod2 & Heineken Cup in France for Montpellier , La Rochelle , Bayonne , Aurillac and in SA he played for the Pumas Currie Cup & Vodacom Cup , Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup & Valke Currie Cup (12 year career)
  • Virsekerbeker Champions Forwards Coach Curro Hoerskool (Neslpruit)
  • Scrum , Lineout & Rucking Consultant at various top schools & clubs in South Africa

Decision making & scrumhalf specialist coach

Deon De Kock

Deon is a top-quality backline coach and scrumhalf specialist. In his rugby playing days he represented the Bulls & The Cats in the Super 12 and he also represented the Springboks in 2001.

Forwards Scrum Coach 

Nico Pretorius
  • Forwards Coach University Of Pretoria (Tukkies) U/21
  • Forwards Coach University Of Pretoria (Tukkies) U/20
  • Forwards Coach Limpopo Blue Bulls U/20 Currie Cup
  • Eldoraigne Hoerskool 1st Team Scrum Coach
  • Played Top14 & Prod2 in France for Biarritz & Dax , Griffons Currie Cup 1st Div , Valke Currie Cup,
  • Currie Cup 1st Division & Vodacom Cup, Blue Bulls U/20 (12 year professional career)

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Henri Meiring

Henri prides his coaching on the details of olympic lifting. As part of our conditioning programme and our focus on injury prevention he will be responsible for making sure our players have the best possible techniques to grow as athletes and to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Backline & Conditioning Conditioning

Timothy Townsend

Timothy who represented the Pumas at junior provincial level will be in charge of the backline and assisting the other coaches with our top class conditioning programme.


Rugby Travel Academy 2021 Fees

  • SAQA NQF Level 4 Business (Sports) Rxxxx

    Management Course Fees

  • RTA High Performance Rugby Course Rxxxx
  • Total for the full programme Rxxxx
  • If only doing the rugby programme Rxxxx

PAYMENT SCHEDULE ( High Performance Programme & Studies)

  • 21 days after registering Rxxxx
  • 23 September 2021 Rxxxx
  • 25 November 2021 Rxxxx
  • 26 January 2022 Rxxxx
  • 24 March 2022 Rxxxx

Rugby Programme Only :

  • 21 days after registering Rxxxx
  • 26 August 2021 Rxxxx
  • 25 November 2021 Rxxxx
  • 26 January 2022 Rxxxx
  • 28 March 2022 Rxxxx

* All payments will be non- refundable & the amount does not include accomodation or meals
* A sponsorship form can be supplied on request , any company who sponsors R _______ or more towards your Academy fees COMPANY LOGO will be on the RTA 2022 Kit


Banking Details

Name of Account: Rugby Travelling Pty Ltd
Bank: Nedbank
Account nr: 1192978455
Branch Code: 115734
Type of Account: Cheque Acc

The RTA will be a life changing experience for any boy who has a dream to become a professional rugby player locally & abroad. The Rugby Travel Academy is the only academy in South Africa who equipes players & creates a pathway for young aspiring rugby players with the specific goal of becoming a professional rugby player overseas.

Please contact Len Olivier at 076 633 6233 or at rugbytravelacademy@gmail.com should you have any further questions.