About IRAA

IRAA provides an independent high-performance pathway for rugby players, rugby coaches and teams from around the world.

IRAA provides the opportunity to learn from the best of the best, including working one-on-one with some of the most recognised and knowledgeable rugby players, rugby coaches and rugby minds in the world.

IRAA is an independent, not-for profit organisation formed for the sole purpose of rugby player and coach development in Australia. To date, we have secured the support of some wonderful sponsors, including Buildcorp and Accor. To visit our sponsor page, please click here:

IRAA Board of Directors

The Board draws upon the collective and considerable expertise of its members, with a great diversity of experience and passion for rugby union in Australia.

David Mortimer AO (Chairman), Daniel Baffsky, Ian Ferrier AM FCA, Tim Leahy, Simon McGrath AM, Robert Millner AO FAICD, Renae Trimble GAICD

Our Aims and Objectives

IRAA provides high-performance programmes and services for rugby players, coaches and teams in Australia and from across the rugby globe.

Our aim at IRAA is to maximise the potential of rugby talent.

They say to be the best, you have to learn from the best – that’s why the coaching staff and tutors available at IRAA represent some of the most qualified and highly-respected coaches and former players in world rugby today.

Former Wallaby Captain, John Eales, presenting to the playing group

For players, there is a strong focus on position-specific tuition, skill development, mental toughness, rugby intelligence and self-management. Our set programmes include modules to foster intensive development in each of these areas – leading to improved performance both on and off the field, and laying the foundation for future development, long after the Course is complete.

Former Wallaby legends, Stirling Mortlock, Phil Kearns and Luke Burgess at the January Course.

For coaches, it is a rare opportunity to work intensively with the world’s best coaches in a practical environment. Set programmes focus on developing a structure, strategy and blueprint that each participant can implement within their own environment. Using a camp-style environment to deliver rapid development and learning, our programmes will exponentially accelerate coach development.

For teams and organisations, IRAA provides a Customised Course service that can be adopted for team/club tours, pre-season camps, clinics and spot coaching. With expertise and specialists across all areas of the game, IRAA has the ability to design and tailor programmes to meet the specific needs of each individual client.

If you’re ready to Maximise Your Potential, you’ve come to the right place.