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    Keltics Application Form

    Rugby Nova Scotia announces academy for fall 2016 and one more academy location

    U16 and U18 7s Academy

    September-Novemebr 20th

    Starting week of September 19th the Keltics U16 and U18 7s academy will launch in three locations: 

    • Acadia University, Wolfville 
    • CSC Atlantic (located at the Canada Games center), HRM
    • and NOW StFX University, Antigonish 

    Players will be asked to commit to 2 weekly gym sessions in their local hub with then centralizing for skills on a biweekly basis, depending on region.

    Gym session times: 

    • Acadia- To be work out with individual athletes.
    • CSC Atlantic- Tuesday and Thursday: Group one 6-7am Group two 7-8am
    • StFX- Tuesday and Thursday 7pm-8:30pm 

    In November the best of these athletes will make up a Keltics U18 boys 7s team and a Keltics U18 girls 7s team which will travel to New York 7s competition.

    Successful applications will learn many aspects of the game of rugby and will gain rugby specific strength and conditioning programs.

    On the announcement, Jack Hanratty Provincial coach commented;

    “The want for rugby all year round is growing in Nova Scotia, younger players want to know how to be better athletes and better rugby players.

    Having a U16 program is vital to our development and now having a new hub in Antigonish is a huge positive for our province”

    "This is step number one on the Rugby Canada pathway to be future Olympian"

    Cost of the program is $200 which includes:

    • Strength and Conditioning programming and testing,
    • Sports nutrition,
    • Mental performance rugby skills sessions
    • Keltics academy kit.

    To apply for the academy please fill out the application form and send it to 

    Closing date Friday September 2nd