Senior Academy

Our structure 2018/19

Our Academy comprises the U17 and U18 age groups, competing in the Yorkshire Colts leagues, the National Colts Competition and the Keith Dyas Yorkshire Colts Cup.

The Colts League will again be an Under U18 competition with our Academy side playing in the top conference

The overall Academy structure and approach continues to follow and align itself with the Senior teams, and includes the integration of Academy players with the seniors, a process aimed at delivering fully prepared players to the First XV squad.

This season sees Mike Baggs continue as Academy head coach, his second season in the role. Mike has over 20 years coaching expertise at junior and senior level, with 4 seasons spent as head coach of the Falcons (2nd team) as well as 3 seasons as senior squad manager so brings a wealth of experience to the role. He is assisted by Geoff Burrell, another coach with over 20 years experience at junior and senior level.

Last season the Academy won the Yorkshire Bowl with last seasons U16’s sharing the Yorkshire Cup following a drawn final. The combination of the 2 squads promises exciting times ahead.

Tracy Davis is the team manager, as well as continuing her role as the chair of the age grade.

The pathway from Junior to First and Second XV rugby at Huddersfield RUFC has never been stronger.

Training
Academy sessions are run every Thursday with a 6.45 meet (7pm start) running to 8.30pm. All age qualified Academy players are also encouraged to attend open age training every Tuesday.

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Fixtures and results

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Key contacts

Academy Manager
Tracy Davis
Email: tracydavishrufc@aol.com
Mobile: 07985 348085

Academy Head coach
Mike Baggs
Email: mbaggs@me.com
Mobile: 07721 385704

Assistant Academy coach
Geoff Burrell

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