Biggar RFC Academy

The Biggar RFC Academy started in 2015 and has been very successful  for the club with many of the original academy players progressing into the 1st XV, gaining representative regional honours and Scotland Age Grade caps for both male and female sides.

The academy programme is currently managed by Nic Humphries and is split into two different parts, Hypers and club Academy.

Hypers is the high performance academy within the rugby club that’s aim is to develop the individuals skills, tactical awareness and strength and conditioning of players. Hypers currently has 45 players ageing from U14 to U18 both male and female and all players follow a schedule that includes skills sessions, speed work, gym sessions plus extras such as nutrition workshops and feedback/review meetings. The programme is managed and delivered by level 3 qualified coach Nic Humphries with strength and conditioning sessions being led by UKCC Level 2 S and C qualified coach Donald Voas.

Hypers sessions take pace on a Monday and Wednesday evening aswell as a Friday afternoon, the players will also complete their usual team training providing the players with a professional, intense and well structured programme that will aid their rugby and physical development.

The Club academy offers additional training for those aged between P6 to S6 as well as offering not in the Hypers programme the opportunity to work with Academy coaches Nic Humphries and Andrew Jardine.

The primary focus of the academy training is to develop fitness and core skills but the sessions will also develop the tactical understanding of the players. Academy sessions come at no extra cost as they are included as part of a players club membership.

Nic Humphries Director of Youth Rugby
Donald Voas – S and C Coach
Andrew Jardine – Academy Coach
Cammy Snell – Community Coach
Emelia Knights – Community Coach
Calum McCallum – Community Coach

Hypers taught me not to limit my challenges but challenge my limits

Rowan Stewart , Biggar 1st XV

Hypers gave me the training I needed to work to the top but it also gave me the confidence and belief that I can get there

Sarah Denholm, Scotland 7s international

I developed massively working with Nic Humphries in Hypers improving my technical ability and tactical understanding

Andrew Jardine, Biggar 1st XV