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9th September 2019

Students from Hull College and Archbishop Sentamu Academy sixth-form aged 16-18 will be eligible for the Development Academy, which will provide them the opportunity to succeed in the game.

As part of the bespoke educational partnership for 2020 onwards, a Development Academy has been formed to focus on educational and personal development, whilst attracting the best local talent driven by a desire to play for Hull Kingston Rovers at the top level.

The Development Academy aims to offer exciting education opportunities but also a pathway into Hull Kingston Rovers under-18s academy system, which could result in a part-time professional contact.

What this means for students:

  • Tuesday afternoon training from 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday afternoon game
  • Travel provided to and from the game
  • Full kit provided by Hull Kingston Rovers
  • 3 training sessions a week from Hull KR coaching staff
  • Opportunities to progress into the Hull KR under-18s Academy

Peter Grayburn Academy Education Manager said,

“The Development Academy is just another string to our growing bow that is the Hull KR Academy. No stone will be left unturned in trying to find the talent of tomorrow for the Robins. Together with Hull College and Archbishop Sentamu Academy sixth-form, Hull Kingston Rovers are committed to giving students another opportunity to succeed in the game.”

Hull KR Head of Youth John Bastian added,

“We are excited about being part of the Development Academy and creating more opportunities for young players in education and rugby league.”
“This pathway aims to offer exciting education opportunities but also a pathway into Hull Kingston Rovers under-18s academy system, which would result in a part-time professional contact.”

The Development squad will be made up of a combination of the top 30 players from Hull College and Archbishop Sentamu Academy. There will still be an opportunity to train with an aim to progress into the squad if you don’t make the top 30 selection.

An initial training session will be held on Tuesday 17th September with the first game just a week after on Wednesday 25th. If you’re interested in joining the Development Academy, sign up today! Fill out the form below to register your interest.