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Rugby & English Language (UK)

Returning for 2020, we look forward to welcoming top young international players aged 12 to 17 years, boys and girls, to Pangbourne College for an exciting 14 night Rugby & English Language Immersion programme.  This will include a place on the high performance PSA Rugby Academy, South England programme, 30 hours of classroom-based learning with quality experienced tutors, 14 nights full board shared accommodation at Pangbourne College, daily evening leisure activities provided by our partners Xplore and 2 one day excursions to visit some of England’s leading tourism attractions.

We believe that our high performance programme combining rugby development with top professional coaches, social/culture immersion with local talented UK rugby players, alongside structured English language tuition, provides the best language-learning experience in the market. By booking this unique programme, you will be ensuring that your young player enjoys unrivaled opportunities to learn across the four key communication elements of listening, reading, speaking and writing all in an engaging, social, safe and fun environment.

Ambitious players will be introduced to our key coaching principles, focusing on the assessment and development of key core skills around passing, rucking, tackling and game management. With the use of leading sports tech, the top coaching team will develop a player-specific report sent to players and parents post-camp to help with ongoing development. But at the PSA Rugby Academy, Westmeath, there is a focus on the wider development of the person through our varied programme content that covers introductions to key sports science areas, mental wellness principles and fun but challenging C.A.R.D.S. (Creativity, Awareness, Resilience, Decision Making & Self-Organisation) based group activities.

Included In The Price


Our full board accommodation at Pangbourne College varies from shared rooms for 3/4 players to small dorm rooms. We always have separate quarters/houses for boys and girls, where possible rooming players of a similar age together. If your player has any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, please notify us in the respective field within the booking process.


We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.

  • ARRIVAL FLIGHT : Please ensure your flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00hrs
  • DEPARTURE FLIGHT : Please ensure your flight departs from LHR between 12:00 – 17:00hrs.

Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will incur an additional cost – please check with our sales team before booking your flights if you have any queries.

Travel Insurance

PSA Academies has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for PSA Academies players. You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

English Language Tuition*

Levels: A2 – B2 on CEFR Pathway Table There are a number of English courses available at Camp Pangbourne and we recommend attending this camp after you have studied English for approximately two years. Following an initial placement test, our English teachers will place all learners into classes dependent on their test results, this camp offers Elementary (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Advanced (B2) courses in English. As a teenage summer camp, Pangbourne provides engaging English courses with interesting topics and focal points to keep the course vibrant and different to traditional school lessons. We understand that improving language skills comes from engaging students with interesting debates and teaching methods. At the end of the 2-week course, learners will complete an examination for the level they have been learning at. We will then receive a certificate from Anglia Examinations, which confirms your English level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference. Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are small with a maximum of 16 students per teacher.

*Only applies to customers booking the English language immersion programme.

Professional Coaching

Our elite level coaches at our Irish PSA Rugby Academies, such as Johne Murphy, BJ Botha, Alan Tynan, Ben Swindlehurst, Rocky Clarke and Paula Fitzpatrick have played and/or coached at the highest level of the youth and/or senior professional game. For more information on the high-performance aspects that our Rugby Academy programme covers, please see our “specialist areas covered” section, with links to articles, at the bottom of the page.

For more information on the elements that our programmes cover please see our “specialist areas covered” section with links to articles at the bottom of the page.

Pastoral Care & Supervision

Our fully vetted and professional trained programme staff are responsible for the pastoral care of all those players in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping & eating well, joining in all activities, making friends and having a great time. As well as ensuring the daily wellbeing of the overall group, our staff get assigned a group of players that they mentor, delivering twice daily “Markers” meeting, where they get to develop a rapport with each individual and can speak about how they feel physically & emotionally, what their daily goals are and how they fell the programme activities have gone. During free time, our players are able to relax in specified areas of the Villers School campus with their new friends, whilst being supervised by our staff.  We operate a restricted Mobile Phone Policy, with players only getting access for 1 hour in the mornings and 2 hours in the evenings, when they will be expected to contact their parents.

Player Development Report

Following the completion of the high-performance Academy programme, each player will receive a detailed Player Development Report, containing test results and development comments across four core skills areas (Pass, Breakdown, Rucking & Tackle) plus physical conditioning. The report also looks at the player development holistically and as such, you will receive a written comment from the player’s group staff mentor, summarising their approach to the C.A.R.D.S. aspect of camp life.

STC Player Pack

Each player will receive a PSA Rugby Academy branded player pack from STC Teamwear. Intermediate/Advanced players will receive 2 branded tech training T-Shirts and a Wet Top, with Minis/Girls players (of all ages) receiving 2 branded tech training T-Shirts.


During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our Rugby & English Language Immersion players on 2 organised day trip excursions. These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – The first excursion on Wednesday the 5th will be a full day trip to the capital city of London, with the second trip to the famous university city of Oxford on Saturday 8th August

Specialist Rugby Areas Covered

Programmes Information

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact our PSA Academies Sales Team at

UK:  +44(0)1449 742707 

Int = Intermediate (12-14yrs), Adv = Advanced (15-16yrs), B = Boys, G = Girls

*excludes flights, spending money or additional requirements outside of the standard package. A deposit of 40% of the price is payable on booking, with the balance to be paid a min. 60 days before travel. Full Ts&Cs apply – see site FAQs for details.

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