The Sharks Academy started in 2001, which gives us two decades under our belt, arguably the longest running Rugby Academy of our nature in South Africa. We are conveniently located at the home of The Sharks, Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium. Our premises enables us to showcase a professional setting and environment for the aspiring sportsman that come through our system. We have merged this passion for sport with tertiary educational offerings, providing a balanced learning model, whereby our students are able to work towards a qualification.
The Sharks and The Kwa Zulu Natal Rugby Union now have a specific focus on The Sharks Academy, with The Academy now being brought in as a division of The Sharks, with no external shareholders. The Sharks Academy is now currently a sub brand of The Sharks franchise.
Our main focus and aim is to wholeheartedly invest in our learners, whereby success stories culminate. Providing a pathway from sport to education to career, allowing a holistic development of the learner.
This offering places us in a unique position and sets us apart from the rest.
We intend on being The High Performance Academy of choice in both the East Coast and South Africa, with an all inclusive approach hosting multiple sports to both males and females. With a major emphasis on education and skills development, by introducing broader academic offerings, accommodating those individuals who wish to pursue careers outside of the standard tertiary model.
We have partnered with corporates, whereby we are able to source internships and development programs, creating exit opportunities and possible careers for students leaving our system. This creates a clear pathway from inception to exit, ensuring opportunity for those students that show promise and potential.