topsham-rfcWe are super excited to announce our first Summer Camps for Academy members.  With the long summer holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans & our awesome friends over at Topsham RFC have kindly offered to host the sessions throughout the summer!


Led, coached and designed by our very own Nic Sestaret, the camps will take the skills chidlren have been learning throughout the year, at school, a few steps further, focusing on:

  • Strengthening hand/eye co-ordination
  • Footwork
  • Ball handling skills
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership skills
  • An understanding of those core values


Endorsed by RWC2015 legacy partners; Active Devon, Exeter City Council and Exeter Community Chiefs, the camps are the prefect platform from which to strengthen those core skills of agility, balance and co-ordination, whilst focusing on the games values and having lots of fun!


Whilst not every child will follow in Nic's amazing footsteps or even go on to play the game, the key elements of the camps, as with all our sessions, is to instil a sense of confidence and a love of being active, alongside the development of those core skills.


At the heart of all our sessions lies the commitment to see every child leave the camps, having had fun and feeling that they've achieved and learnt something new. Whether they've learnt a new ball skill, worked well as a team, laughed or made a new friend; the key is being active and having fun.

Summer Camp

With first class coaching, a guest list almost as impressive as the coaching itself & the great facilities at Topsham, including the hot food option; the Academy camps are definitely the place to be this summer!


The sessions will run each week through the summer holidays on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 3pm commencing on the 27th and 28th of July at a cost of £45 per week. Numbers will be limited to just 25, so to reserve your place just sign up online.


See you there!




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“This is so good. It’s perfect to introduce the little ones to rugby”

Nic Sestaret, Director of Rugby at Taunton School, Former Premiership Player

"My favourite part is at the end of the session when we get to cheers for how hard we tried today”

Andrew Diatz, Ide Primary School

“Happy to be involved in such an exciting, innovative venture”

Jai Purewal, Wooden Spoon

“This is great! Perfect for engaging with players”

Tim Stimpson, Former England International, Sporting Partners

“This little guy’s gonna be big! Watch this one!”

Gareth ‘Coach’ Chilcott, Former England International Vena Tour Ambassadors

“Nice! We need this little guy in France!”

Serge Betson, Former French International

“It's really good. He trains us to do lots of activities and funny stretches!”

Eliot Pearce, Pinhoe Primary School

“Very happy to support the project! Think it’s a great idea!”

Matt Jess, Exeter Chiefs

“Cool! This guy’s a dude!”

Jack Nowell, England International, Exeter Chiefs

“This is the perfect link between sport & literacy”

James Bogue, Active Devon

“What better way to get rugby’s values across?”

Sir Paul Jones, First Federation

“Fantastic! I happily recommend all Junior sections distribute bespoke copies among their youngest players”

Dave Butt, Chairman Devon RFU

“I adore the concept of this book, not only from a rugby point of view, but the set of core values it promotes”

Ian Crews, Principle Designate at South Devon UTC

“What a fantastic concept! Love the values behind this”

Alex Payne, Rugby Union Presenter at Sky Sports

“Love this! Great illustrations & potential for development”

Quentin Smith, Chairman at Premiership Rugby

“This is very cool! I like it a lot!”

John Mitchell, International Rugby Coach

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