29th August 2017, 13:52 | Community

Midlands Hurricanes launch new Regional Development hubs for under 16s players

Midlands Hurricanes launch new Regional Development hubs for under 16s players

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The Midlands Hurricanes Rugby League Academy are embarking on a new Rugby League development project which will create a perfomance pathway for new and aspiring Rugby League players in the Midlands region.

Working with and supported by professional clubs Coventry Bears, from Kingstone Press League 1, and Betfred Super League League Leaders' Shield winners Castleford Tigers, the Hurricanes will run four Development Hubs across the region at under 16 level to help find new stars of the future from the area and give them the chance to progress into the Midlands Academy College Education Programme.

The Bears and Castleford will also provide opportunities for players to progress into the professional game.

There will be development hubs based in 4 Midlands regional areas:

  • Black Country Hub
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Hub
  • Northamptonshire Hub
  • Leicestershire Hub

Each hub will be running two terms of programme consisting of seven weeks of training and three representative matches each term.

  • Term 1: September - December 2017
  • Term 2: February - April 2018

Volunteer and Coach Recruitment Opportunities:

The hubs are seeking to recruit volunteers to assist with the management and coaching of each of the hubs and are keen to involve skilled individuals from the community game who would like to get involved.

Team Manager positions available:

  • Coventry & Warwickshire Team Manager
  • Northamptonshire Team Manager 

Must be a self-starter and proficient administrator

Coach positions available:

  • Coventry & Warwickshire Head Coach and Assistant Coach 
  • Northamptonshire Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Must be minimum level 2 UKCC qualified and able to deliver on the programme - which will be provided and supported

Player Recruitment:

  • Players must be in school years 10/11
  • Players must be able to attend midweek training and be available for matches
  • Once selected for the squad, there are some costs for personal kit
  • 7 weeks of training with 3 matches each term in Autumn 2017 and Winter 2018

Initial player meetings and registration dates will be confirmed on application.

To apply for any volunteersing or playing opportunities, please email midlandsedp@gmail.com.