What we offer

The Sharks Academy provides and educational foundation based on a good balance between the following components:

Courses offered:

1. Basic Rugby/Soccer/Referee Certificate

2. Higher Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Fitness Management
   ETA College

3. Higher Certificate in Personal Fitness Training 
    Exercise Trainers Academy

3. Higher Certificate in Sports Science & Management
    Durban University of Technology

4. Higher Certificate in Business Principles & Practice
    The Independent Institute of Education - Varsity College 

5. B.Com Degree
    The Independent Institute of Education - Varsity College

All the players have access to medical services at The Sharks Medical Centre
1. Doctor
2. Physiotherapist
3. Biokineticist

All academy activities at Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Home of the Sharks
1. Lecture Rooms
2. Gym
3. Training Fields
4. Dining Room
5. Offices
6. Medical Rooms

1. Range of clothing
2. Competitive Club Rugby
3. Team building
4. Attending Sharks matches at Growthpoint KINGS PARK

Academy teams undertake an annual rugby tour to destinations in South Africa. Several matches are played against top universities, clubs, or provincial teams.

Top young rugby players who are passionate about rugby and are interested in pursuing a career in sport, with the main focus predominantly being school-leavers.

Players Elite Training Camp

The Sharks Academy would like to invite talented young rugby players to broaden their Rugby experience by training in the Southern Hemisphere. A unique opportunity exists for a select group to train at The Sharks Academy for 2 weeks; to experience what is required to become a professional rugby player. Players selected will be given the opportunity to train at one of the best rugby facilities in the world, under the guidance of some of the top coaches in South Africa. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Course Dates 
3 July – 6 July 2017

The Sharks Academy
KINGS PARK Stadium Durban
South Africa





The Academy teams undertake annual rugby tours to destinations in South Africa. Several matches are played against top universities, clubs or provincial teams.

Dates for the 2017 trip to follow.

In September, 2015 a touring group was taken to Johannesburg where they competed against the Lions U19 and U21 teams, as well as taking part in sightseeing and some recreational activities.

In September, 2014 a touring group was taken to play against the Lions and Leopards U/19 and U/21 teams.

In September, 2013 a touring group was taken to the North West (Rustenburg and Sun City) and to Gauteng, to play several matches, do sightseeing, etc.