Immerse yourself in one of the most successful Investec Super Rugby Clubs as the Gallagher Chiefs look to make their 9th consecutive Super Rugby play off appearance in 2020 & build on the 7 All Blacks that represented New Zealand at the 2019 RWC.

The Chiefs Rugby Club has one of the best breeding grounds for talent in the world. Our region covers 6 proud and successful provinces (Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Counties Manukau, Thames Valley and King Country). Each year the Chiefs run an Under 18s camp, sponsored by University of Waikato, for our top 50 athletes that is a full immersion of what it takes to be a Chief. We want you to be a part of it.

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A video recap from the 2019 Under 18 Development camp below & answers to frequently asked questions.

Chiefs Rugby Under 18 Development Camp (9 Days)

JULY 5 - JULY 13 2020


Total cost of camp $3970 NZD (inc GST), Excluding flights, insurance & other personal costs.

  • Traditional Māori welcome onto Chiefs territory
  • Chiefs training gear for the week
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Initial gym testing by Chiefs S&C Resource Coaches
  • Individual Performance Plans and action plan documents provided to players on completion of programme
  • Personalised positional training programmes and sessions
  • Unit training programmes and sessions
  • Mental Skills sessions with Chiefs experts
  • Nutritional Education sessions with Chiefs experts
  • Video analysis training with Chiefs experts
  • Game plan management
  • Chiefs U18s game at the conclusion of the camp
  • Certificate of completion following the programme
  • New Zealand cultural experience following the camp.


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Check out the recap video of the 2019 Under 18s Development Camp. Coaches included:

  • Craig Clarke - former Chiefs captain & 2 x Super Rugby championship winning Chief
  • Jarrad Hoeata - former All Black & Chief
  • PJ Williams - New Zealand Rugby & Chiefs Resource Coach



Frequently Asked Questions


What day would I need to arrive?
It is advised that participants arrive into Hamilton, New Zealand on Sunday July 5th 2020. The participant will have a night to get ready for the camp which will start on Monday 6th July. For those flying in, Auckland Airport is the largest international airport in New Zealand and is just 1 hour 30min drive away from Hamilton.

What does my investment cover?
  • Traditional Māori welcome onto Chiefs territory
  • Chiefs training gear for the week (not including footwear, boots, socks)
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Initial gym testing by Chiefs S&C Resource Coaches
  • Individual Performance Plans and action plan documents provided to players on completion of programme
  • Personalised positional training programmes and sessions
  • Unit training programmes and sessions
  • Chiefs culture sessions including Haka practice
  • Mental Skills sessions with Chiefs experts
  • Nutritional Education sessions with Chiefs experts
  • Video analysis training with Chiefs experts
  • Game plan management
  • Scenarios at the conclusion of the camp
  • Certificate of completion following the programme
  • New Zealand cultural experience following the camp.


What does the schedule look like?
*Schedule may be subject to changes
  • Day 1. July 5 Arrive in Hamilton
  • Days 2-6. July 6-10 Camp
  • Day 7. July 11 Game Scenarios
  • Day 8. July 12 NZ experience, recovery, Individual performance plans/reviews
  • Day 9. Depart Hamilton


Will I get return transport from Auckland airport?
Yes- A Chiefs Rugby Club staff member will be there to pick up the player and will drop at their accommodation. Upon completion of the camp, the player will then also be transported back to Auckland airport by Chiefs Rugby Club staff.

Will there be an adult to chaperone my son?
Yes- there will be a NZ Police vetted individual allocated to look after your son at their accommodation. There will be times where your son will have free time to explore parts of Hamilton.

Will there be any free time?
The camp will be busy with trainings and learning, but there will be time in the evenings to relax. The last two days will give your son an opportunity to have some free time also.

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