Gap Year Stays

The NZ Rugby Experience Gap Year is an NZ (Auckland) club rugby season. ie. Early March - End of July. Approx 20 weeks.

The expense of travel to NZ plus relevant insurance is to be covered by the individual.

The total cost of the Gap Year is $NZD 15,000.00 for all of the below (incl GST.all up,no hidden costs). This equates to approx 6,000GBP.

What you get:

Accommodation (with a “rugby-mad family”)

Placement with rugby club in Auckland club competition for one season.Includes registration fees.

Meals (3 x per day - 7 days a week)

Tutorials (3 x 5 hour tutorials per week) and transport to and from classes.

All print and course material/manuals.

Expert coaching – (1 per fortnight) with Auckland club coaches (forwards and backs), Auckland Blues Super 14 players and coaching staff including conditioning coaches, fitness trainers, physiotherapists,nutritionists, muscle therapists,boxing coaches, wrestling coaches,sprint coaches.

NZ Rugby Experience Gear- Tracksuit, T-shirt , Polo, Shorts, Singlet, Backpack.

A group trip (1 a fortnight). This could be to a restaurant,movies,adventure park,ABs training, tour of Eden Park etc. This is more a social group bonding activity.

Assistance with employment if required/wanted.

All Blacks vs South Africa TEST MATCH ticket, Eden Park , July 10th, 2010


Auckland RU Level 1- Level 2 Referee Certificate

NZRU Coaching Certificate

NZ Red Cross Sports First Aid Certificate

NZ Rugby Experience “Gap Year” Certificate

NZRE will consider all applications received and will accept only applicants that NZRE considers appropriate. ie. Who NZRE consider to have the right attitude,ambition and personal qualities to participate.

Qualities required: Love rugby, be a team player, willing to learn, easy going, like meeting new people,enjoy travelling,mature.

If you do not have the qualities mentioned please do not apply.

Application Form:

1/3 of fees at time of acceptance to course i.e. $5000.00
Balance to be paid by 15th of February.

End of season non-playing option:
3 month stay - September-November - Approx 12 weeks.
Cost is NZ$ 9,000.00
1/3 of fees need to be paid by 1st June and balance by the 1st Sept. Starts 6th Sept.

Includes all of the below:
Field Trips
Specialist coaching