About the Academy:

Rugby ATL, of Major League Rugby, has committed to using the sport of rugby as its platform for creating positive change in the Southeast region of the United States. At the very core of the franchise’s foundation is the responsibility of developing people and assisting everyone to achieve their highest personal, professional and athletic goals. The 404 is Rugby ATL’s academy team and our sole purpose is to develop the people and the game of rugby here in the south. 

The 404 regional team will place heavy emphasis on drawing player, coach and staff representation from the six deep southern states of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and Tennessee.  

The design of Rugby ATL’s Academy, The 404, is guided by core values that endeavor to influence and launch crucial aspects of people development such as accountability, change creation and execution. This well rounded personal approach will provide systematic and progressive educational initiatives that will ensure that everyone is given an opportunity for consistent and long-term development.

The 404 competes in the Atlantic Rugby Premiership, against regional select side teams and other MLR academy teams from September through November of each year.

 

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Coaching Staff

VALENESE MALIFA

VALENESE MALIFA

Head Coach

Neethling Gericke

Neethling Gericke

Assistant Coach

James Paul

James Paul

Director of Athlete Performance