The England Rugby coaches have selected more than 30 promising players from the RFU's elite age grade development programme (U16, U18 and U20), along with over-20s close to breaking into the senior squad, to be part of the BMW Performance Academy.
Based on their considered potential to graduate to the elite England team, members of the BMW Performance Academy receive tailored support to help them progress. The player, club coach and the RFU work together to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to ensure that the key skills required for that particular individual are specially developed. The close relationship with the club coach in the development of this plan is very important to its success and a vital component to ensure a consistent training approach.
BMW facilitate the sharing of expertise and skills held by the array of BMW ambassadors, Olympians, TV personalities and industry leaders to impart knowledge to Academy members on a range of topics.