The first Crusaders International Academy Player Program in Italy

 RedBlack Payanini


Are you an aspiring young rugby player seeking an exclusive, in-person rugby experience to grow, develop and take your playing abilities to the next level? Do you want to learn from the most successful professional rugby club?

Join the Crusaders International Academy two-week playing program here at the PAYNINI CENTRE IN VERONA, ITALY from June 26th to July 1st and from July 3rd to July 8th.


You will be connected directly with coaches from within the Crusaders coaching and support staff.

UNDERSTAND why the Crusaders have become one of the most successful sports team. EXPERIENCE the unique & special environment the at makes the Crusaders who they are.





At  our Crusader International Academy Player Program you will be coached the Crusader Way


RCP - Run, Catch & Pass, 

Safe & Effective Tackle Technique – improving your tackle selection & type

The Break Down – Learn to be effective in the breakdown when different pictures are presented!

Attack Shape – All attack shapes are effective – Lets grow & develop your attacking skill set 

Defence roles & structures – Understand your role within your defence structure

Individual Position Specific – Provide you with new tools within your individual position

Game Based Scenarios – Equip you with decision making scenarios in both attack & defence


 Reuben Thorne Coach



Player Age: Players born 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 

Players aged between 14-17 years of age are invited to attend the Crusaders International Academy Player Program


Course Dates

Week 1 - June 26th to July 1st   (participants have to arrive the afternoon  of June 25th)

Week 2 – July 3rd to July 8th      (participants have to arrive the afternoon of July 2nd.)


Course Cost:

Week 1 cost is €700.00

Week 2 cost is €700.00



Accommodation is here at the Payanini Centre. The cost  €200.00 per week.  This includes accommodation and meals


Player Program Numbers:

Course participants are limited to 42 participants 



A  deposit of €150.00  is required to secure your position.


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