Aylesbury Rugby Club is the home of rugby in Aylesbury Vale, with a booming girls and boys mini and junior section and senior men and women teams. With a purpose built AGP rugby pitch, a further three grass pitches, open spaced clubhouse, kitchen, multiple changing rooms, recently developed performance gym and bespoke classrooms. The Aylesbury Rugby Club facilities enable Next Phase Academy to offer rugby students, who wish to pursue a career in sport, the opportunity to combine their further education with an elite full-time rugby programme.
Led by James Buckland. James has 20 years of professional rugby experience, having both played and coached successfully at the highest levels of the game: Having won two Premiership titles as a player prior to becoming a professional coach. James has a wealth of coaching experience having coached competitively at International, English Premiership, Pro14 and English Championship levels. James excels at building competitive teams and at developing rugby players at all levels of the game. Next Phase Academy is fortunate to benefit from James’ extensive list of contacts in the professional game.
Teams & Competition
Boys – Next Phase Academy plays both school fixtures and in the College/AASE league. Next Phase Academy also enters the Rosslyn Park Sevens. Giving students of all abilities the opportunity to showcase their talents at both development and competitive levels.
Girls – Next Phase Academy endeavours to match the boys’ competitive programme and continues to work in partnership with local club teams, County Age groups and Wasps Centre of Excellence.
Next Phase Academy continues to add to its rugby network. Including links to Senior Academies and Centres of Excellence. UK and US rugby playing universities. Professional and semi-professional teams. Local senior clubs.