Leeds Rhinos Development Academy Recruiting for September

Applications for the Leeds Rhinos Development Academy, provides the opportunity for students to train, play and study full time at Leeds City College, remain open for September.

The Development Academy is an open access dual career programme designed for all male and female players aged 16-19 who have a desire to play high level rugby league alongside their post-16 study.

The programme enjoyed a successful first season in the country’s top tier competition in 2019-20, with a strong showing in the league and a good cup run and things are looking very positive for the future.

Recruitment for the 2020-21 season has been ongoing, however, with the recent circumstances surrounding the COVID19 outbreak, the Academy and College are well aware that many players leaving school this year may still be unsure of their chosen pathway next year. In response to this the staff from the Leeds Rhinos Development Academy are ready and on hand to guide you through the various Development Academy programme options and get you on board for September 2020 once you REGISTER HERE.

The Academy aims to provide student athletes with the best possible environment to succeed both on and off the pitch with its world class coaching and training provision alongside a wide variety of academic and vocational course options with the Academy’s partners at Leeds City College. More information on the programme can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Leeds Rhinos Development Academy Head Coach Dan Hardy explained:

The is a difficult situation that the whole country finds itself in during the current health crisis. We want to however reassure any players considering the Development Academy route next year. It is not too late, it is open to all players, male and female, between the ages of 16-19 and we openly welcome all applications for our September start. We have enjoyed a fantastic year following our official Development Academy accreditation and look forward to an even better 2020/21 season.”


Anyone interested in the programme to REGISTER their interest today to avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity.