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The Team

Established in early 2016 by Philippe Saint-André, Ian Lewis and Graham Ross, PSA Academies has quickly established itself as one of Europe’s foremost high-performance youth sport development businesses.

As of July 2023, PSA Academies is operated by Rugby Academy Ireland Limited, with Johan Taylor & his team taking forward our mission to deliver exceptional high performance camps & development experiences that our customers have rated so highly on Trustpilot.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of our mission and company values, PSA Academies is committed to developing a CSR strategy and approach that ensures underage players get the opportunity they need to maximise their sports potential, regardless of their backgrounds.

For more information on the PSA Academies approach, please contact us at


At PSA Academies, we want to work with and help to develop the best up-and-coming professionals in the sport.

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Johan Taylor
Managing Director, Rugby Academy Ireland
Johan, who has been involved with PSA Academies from launch in 2016 & served as the Head of Rugby at the PSA Rugby Academy France, is the co-founder and Managing Director of Rugby Academy Ireland.

In terms of coaching background, Johan has presviously served as the Sri Lankan National coach, winning 2 Asian Nations Cups. He is also a World Rugby Educator and IRB qualified coach, having coached AIL in Ireland.