30 Coaches from 22 American states have won Premiership Rugby Scholarships and will visit England for a once in a lifetime opportunity this March.

Emerging from more than 200 applications the lucky 30 will now spend a week in England as part of a multi-year initiative between USA Rugby and Premiership Rugby.

This unique programme will support the development of the game in the US by empowering coaches through immersive professional development experiences in the UK.


The Premiership Rugby Scholarship winners will experience what it’s like to coach professional rugby in the UK visiting Saracens, Harlequins and London Irish whilst taking part in a series of high-level rugby and knowledge transfer sessions. During the week in England, coaches will take part in a Level 300 coaching training course, which will be co-delivered by Premiership Rugby and USA Rugby. Sport England’s Bisham Abbey will host the coaches from March 17-24.


Coaches will also learn about and engage with Premiership Rugby’s award-winning community programs that use rugby as a tool for social change, covering all methodologies used in these life changing initiatives.

Coaches will gain insight into various ways Premiership Rugby clubs are engaging their players, fans and communities to instil the core values of rugby.


The Premiership Rugby Scholarships initiative is funded primarily by Friends of the British Council, through the generosity of individual donors, foundations, corporations, clubs and organisations, who recognise the value of international exchange and networks for professional development.

Our partners include Rugby New Jersey, Carolina’s Geographical Union, Atlanta Major League Rugby and Southern California Rugby Football Union.