Harlequins Rugby Hitz Programme


Harlequins Rugby HITZProgramme is an education and sporting programme for 16-18 year olds where you can:

  • Play a range of sports while having fun and making new friends
  • Achieve Nationally-recognised 
  • Get fit and learn about health and nutrition
  • Improve communication skills and confidence
  • Receive support to increase literacy and numeracy skills
  • Learn work preparation skills & experience to improve employability


  • Twickenham Boxing Club – discipline, self-defence and promoting a healthy lifestyle,
  • Blitz Crossfit Twickenham – Providing new and exciting fitness and lifestyle challenges for all participants
  • Nuffield Health - swimming and gym work

START DATE: 1st intake in September, 2nd intake in February. 

EXIT ROUTES: Level 3 programmes, apprenticeship programmes and full time or part time work. 



Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL.

Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.
SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.

  • Government approved post-16 private education provider
  • Experts in the field of sport and education delivery with over 15 years' experience
  • Nationally recognised for high quality advice and guidance
  • Programmes delivered in real sports environments
  • Proven Progression routes


Meet the Team

Tutor – Matt Shillabeer

Matt took over the Hitz programme in December 2016, having studied History at Loughborough University. Matt is an avid rugby player and supporter, he cheers on 'The Mighty Quinn' at any opportunity. Although being relatively new to HITZ he has been volunteering and working in education and sports since the age of 16. He has a passion for working with young people and being a big kid himself, he likes to keep the programme fun and enjoyable for the HITZ learners!

Favourite food: Anything I should probably be avoiding
Favourite TV show: Game of Thrones
Favourite Rugby Team: Harlequins

Contact Us


The HITZ Programme will be based at Twickenham Stoop, Langhorn Drive, TW2 7SX. 


  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.

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