Senior Academy

Our structure 2016/17

Our overall Academy structure will be split into a Senior Academy (U18) and a Junior Academy (U16), with the Senior Academy comprising the U17 and U18 age groups, competing in the Yorkshire Colts leagues and the Junior Academy competing through a fixture list of friendly matches.

Huddersfield RUFC's Senior Academy team have entered the YRFU COLTS LEAGUE 2016 - 2017 PREMIER DIVISION, whilst also competing in the National Colts Competition and the Keith Dyas Yorkshire Colts Cup.

Unlike previous years the Colts league will be an Under 18 and not an U19 competition. There will be five Divisions, with the top three being pure Under 18's leagues. Huddersfield's Senior Academy (U18) will compete in the top, Premier League.

The overall Academy structure and approach continues to align and track the Senior teams (First XV) game management / plan and organisational structures. The Academy coaching team enjoy good relationships with the senior coaching team and Director of Rugby, ensuring that there is a common direction. This has proved very successful over a number of seasons now, not only in the Academy teams results but also into the bridge for Academy players to promote into the club's First XV and Falcons teams. There are numerous examples of success, most recently first XV regulars; Lewis Workman, Lewis Bradley, Danny Grainger and Gypsy Black are all players who successfully transitioned into the clubs First XV from our excellent Academy.

This season sees the continuation of the firm integration of the Academy system with the clubs senior teams, a process which is aimed at delivering ready educated players to the First XV squad. The pathway from Junior to First XV at Huddersfield RUFC has never been stronger.

Academy (Senior and Junior) training will be available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 7pm start. Sessions will be combined as much as possible to introduce standard practice, player development and conditioning levels.


The Senior Academy team is excited to be sponsored by Rugbytots. New sponsors will be most welcome for season 2016/2017.



HRUFC Academy home games usually kick off at 12.30pm on the First XV field at HRUFC Lockwood Park. We welcome old and new supporters alike. You will not only see a great standard of rugby in YRFU SENIOR COLTS PREMIER DIVISION but also enjoy the facilities and hospitality that Huddersfield RUFC has to offer.

Academy Training is on Tuesday and Thursday at Huddersfield RUFC at Lockwood Park starting at 7pm.

If you are interested in joining HRUFC's Academy, or sponsoring the team, please contact Jonathan Prescott (JP) on 07977 443096.

Fixtures and results

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Key contacts

Bob Heppleston
Mobile: 07977000162

Academy Head coach
Matt Broadbent
Mobile: 07702 495101

Assistant Academy coach
Jason Gregg
Mobile: 07826 554232

Assistant Forwards coach
Bob Heppleston
Mobile: 07977000162

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