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Our player-based programme offers fantastic rugby skills training and all elements needed to improve your game, and learn the ‘Crusaders Way’. The programme is for tailored for both male and female athletes and offers full immersion in the Crusaders rugby environment.  You will also be connected to club and representative programmes that will give you every opportunity to learn what makes rugby in New Zealand world class.

Programme Costs 

We're excited to be able to announce our course dates and costs for 2023:


  • Preseason Program: 13-Feb – 10th March – Cost $2,799NZD
  • 20 Week Program: 13-March – 28th-July – Cost $17,999NZD
  • 12 week Program: 13-March – 2nd June – Cost $11,999NZD
  • 8 week Program: 5-June – 28th July- Cost $7,999 

Programme Summary

Airport pick up and drop off

Specialist rugby training sessions

Speed & fitness testing

Strength & conditioning programmes

Full gym access

Game analysis opportunities

Individual player reviews

Individual player performance plan

Games, training & membership with a rugby club

Medical support

Nutritional advice

Crusaders International Academy clothing (pre-season programme differs)

Full access to view Crusaders trainings

Opportunity to meet Crusaders players

Attend home Crusaders rugby games 

Full rugby report on completion

Certificate of attendance at the Crusaders International Academy


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