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U13 Nominations Open for DPP

Nominations are now open to put players forward at U13 for the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme (DPP).

For more information on how to nominate your players please see the link below.

Leicester Tigers DPP Invite


Further to the previous announcement regarding the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme, please find below a list of the Programme Centres and the email contact for the Head Coach at each centre.

Please take note of the day of the week the sessions will run (Monday or a Tuesday depending which centre). The first session will begin week commencing Monday, September 9th and will run weekly thereafter.

We would like to  invite former NLD SoR players who will be Under 14 or Under 15 from September to choose the centre which is easiest for you to attend and inform the Head coach by email of your intention to attend this centre for the start of the programme .

You do not have to attend the centre in you Constituent Body if another is easier for you to attend. We are looking to reduce travelling time for players involved in the programme.

During the first few sessions in September players will be observed and decisions will be made regarding their suitability to continue in the programme.

Wishing you every success in this exciting move forward in player development

Best wishes

Darren Gourley
RFU Player Development Officer - 



Head Coach


Newark Rugby Club

Kelham Road, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1WN

Peter Cook


6.30pm to 8.00pm

Market Rasen Rugby Club

Willingham Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3RE

Mick Kemp


6.30pm to 8.00pm

Mount St Mary's College

Spinkhill Sheffield, South Yorkshire S21 3YL

Matt Williams


6.00pm to7.30pm

Spalding Rugby Club

Lowfields, Fulney Drove, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6BW

Glenn Gelderbloom


6.00pm to 7.30pm

Leicester Grammar School

London Road, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9FL

Troy Thacker


6.00pm to 7.30pm

Easton College

Easton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DX

Tim Malone


6.30 to 8.00pm

Longton Rugby Club

Trentham Fields, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, Trentham Lakes, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST48WG

Simon Robson


6.30 to 8.00pm

Walsall Rugby Club

Delves Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3JY

Anthony Nixon


6.30 to 8.00pm

Please see the attached statement from Darren Gourley (Area Player Development Officer) issued on behalf of the RFU and Leicester Tigers with more information on the changes to the School of Rugby programme for the 2013-14 season and beyond.

Update statement for SoR players.pdf

DPP Handbook 2013-14

A copy of the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme (DPP) Handbook is available via the link below.

DPP Handbook 2013-14  

Copies of the Good Coaches / Players / Parents / Spectators / Match Official Guides are available below. 

Codes of Practice.pdf