Registrations open for Year 10 & 11 Boys Oldham Lions Development Programme

In partnership with Oldham RLFC, Leeds Rhinos Foundation are delighted to announce that registration for the Boys Development Programme have now opened to those going into year 10 and 11 this September!

Starting on Saturday 30th September, following the launch night, players enrolled on the programme will participate in six weekly training sessions at Hollinwood Rugby Club in Oldham, where they will receive outstanding Rugby League coaching within a professional club environment.

This will lead up to a festival at where players can showcase the skills they have developed in a series of competitive games against their Leeds counterparts.

The session dates will be as followed:

Monday 18th September – Oldham Lions Development Launch Night

Saturday 30th September

Saturday 7th October

Saturday 14th October

Saturday 21st October

Saturday 28th October

October Half Term – Games vs Leeds Rhinos Talent Pathway

This pathway provides a strong link into the professional setup and can be used to complement training with a community club, representing a great opportunity for any aspiring players across the city to further their development, explore new techniques and display their abilities in a highly competitive setting.

Mike Ford, Managing Director of Oldham Rugby League Football Club, said:

“We are honoured to be working with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation to provide an opportunity for aspiring coaches and players in our area.”

“Working with a well-established brand and team will allow us to expand the talent pool here in Oldham and ultimately, the future generation of the game.”

Development Officer here at the Foundation, Joe Sanderson, commented: “Working with Oldham RLFC to run the Oldham Lions Development Programme is something that I am very grateful to be involved in.”

“In running our Rhinos Talent Pathway Programme here in Leeds, we are benefitting both the community game, and the future of the professional game.”

“The aim of this partnership is to do the same in Oldham and we are honoured to be able to offer this opportunity further afield and thank everyone involved for allowing us to do so.”

For more information about the Oldham Lions Development Programme and opportunities available, please contact

Please CLICK HERE to register your place.

Player applications close Friday 15th September.