Rugby Canada Maple Leaf Academy

Maple Leaf Academy Application Process Open Until April 7th – Available to Female Athletes 18 to 22

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The Rugby Canada Maple Leaf Academy serves to facilitate the Development of future Olympians and National Team Athletes. Aspiring female athletes from across the country are recruited through various talent identification pathways, coming together to train full time in Rugby Canada’s high-performance environment at the Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford, BC.

Targeting athletes between the ages of 18-22 yrs of age, the Maple Leaf Academy exists to provide an environment that supports up-and-coming female rugby players in achieving their aspirations of competing for the National Senior Women’s teams, and winning gold medals at the Olympic Games. We believe that we give athletes the best opportunity to achieve these goals when we work ethically and with integrity to develop the holistic athlete. Through three key principles of Growth Mindset, Personal Accountability and Community, staff deliver a comprehensive 10-month program comprised of: strength and conditioning, speed, skill, strategy, video review, nutrition, medical support, athletic therapy, leadership and life skills development and more!

March 17, 2021-22: Application Link Open

April 7, 2021: Application Link Closes

April 7 – 28, 2021: Shortlist Interviews/Site visits

April 3, 2021: Letter of Invitation for 2021-22 Season

May – July, 2021: Completion of Intake & Orientation Deliverables

Sept. 6, 2021: 2021-22 MAPLE LEAF ACADEMY LAUNCH (Quarter 1 Assessments)

September – November, 2021: Training & Participation in Regional Scrimmages & Tournaments (TBC)

December, 2021: Quarterly Assessment – 2 of 4

Winter Break: (2-3 weeks TBC)

January, 2022: Resume Training

February, 2022: Western Championships (TBC) & Quarterly Assessment – 3 of 4

March, 2022: Vancouver Invitational Sevens (TBC)

Spring Break (1 week TBC)

May, 2022: Langford Next Gen Sevens (TBC) & Quarterly Assessment – 4 of 4


Applications for the 2021-2022 Maple Leaf Academy Intake are now being accepted via this APPLICATION FORM

General information about the Maple Leaf program can be found in the attached Info Document.

For more program information please contact Kristy Martin Hale – Coordinator, Women’s High Performance –

Note – The initial round of application review will commence after the indicated April 7th deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed based on available space.

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