Player Development Day provides best pathway for young talent

The first of Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Player Development Days took place on Friday at Oulton Raiders, with over 100 talented boys and girls taking up the opportunity to take part in open access training sessions with the top coaches from the Leeds Rhinos Scholarship and Women teams.

Delivered as part of the England Talent Pathway (ETP) programme, which is designed to improve standards and provide high quality coaching to aspiring players at a critical stage of their development, the Development Day once again proved to be a huge success with more than 20 different community clubs represent through both the boys and girls sessions.

Joining staff from Leeds Rhinos Foundation was the club’s Head of Academy Recruitment Simon Bell and Women’s Super League star Shannon Lacey, who were on hand to cast their eye over the talent and put the players through their paces, as well as pass on some of their expert advice and top training tips.

The sessions are designed to give young players an opportunity to train and test themselves alongside some of the best young players from across the region, whilst also getting an experience of training in an elite, professional environment- all at an affordable price.

Once again the coaches were left blown away by the level of talent and some of the skills on show from the young players, with cause for real optimism that the future of rugby league will be a bright one.

For anyone who missed out on this first Player Development Day, there is another one taking place on Friday 20th August at Stanningley ARLFC with spaces still available for both boys and girls who are in the Under 12-14 age groups- at a cost of just £5 per player.

To secure your place, please click here Leeds Rhinos England Talent Pathway ( Spaces are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment!

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