The IHPU has been operating since 2008, supporting the development of high performing athletes including many international representatives. Its player development programme is the most successful in New Zealand and is recognised worldwide for its continued production of elite rugby players.

The purpose is to offer selected international players an opportunity to join the Crusaders IHPU and experience our unique rugby environment while advancing your rugby skillset. This programme gives you the opportunity to train and play full-time in a professional environment.

In 2018 we are running a choice of 3 rugby development programmes and 1 pre-season programme.

2018 PRE-SEASON PROGRAMME

For the first time we are giving the opportunity to attend the Rugby Park training facility preseason. This allows players wanting to focus on pre-season conditioning to have the opportunity to experience a training programme to get them in the best possible physical fitness before the start of the club season . You'll also get to play pre-seaosn fixtures in a Sevens team or at the Fifteens level.

2018 RUGBY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Our Rugby Development programmes offer fantastic rugby skills training and all the elements needed to improve your game, from nutrition to mental skills seminars. We are offering three date options for the Rugby Development programmes. Regardless of which dates you choose, you will be exposed to world class coaches, players and support. you will be placed at a Christchurch club to get game time and create some great memories.

INCLUDED IN ALL 2018 PROGRAMMES:

  • Airport pick up
  • Crusaders Training tee shirt
  • Full access to BNZ Crusaders trainings
  • Gym membership
  • Fitness testing and programming

INCLUDED IN 2018 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ONLY:

  • Games training and membership with a local Rugby club
  • Entry to 2 Super Rugby games
  • Opportunity to meet BNZ Crusader players
  • Gym membership
  • Nutritional and Mental skills advice
  • Game analysis sessions
  • Fortnightly Rugby reporting
  • Specialist Rugby training sessions at the
  • Crusaders training ground
  • Rugby seminars

PROGRAMME

DATES

PRICE*

Pre-Season

17th January - 6th March 2018

NZD $11,000

Rugby Development 1

12th March - 27th July 2018

NZD $22,000

Rugby Development 2

12th March - 25th May 2018

NZD $12,000

Rugby Development 3

5th June - 27th July 2018

NZD $10,000

 

*all prices quoted include GST. Price does not include Airfares and local transport costs.

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND APPLY FOR 2018 HERE.