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 Michael Stancliffe continue as Academy head coach. He will be assisted by Jess Bunyard.

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 times

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

Registration and Membership

RFU Regulation 15 requires players to be registered annually online each season from U7’s upwards. HRUFC’s policy is to register all players, including U6’s even though there is no requirement to formally register.

1 . Register your child on the RFU Game Management System (GMS). You will either need to login to your existing RFU account if you are renewing or register a new account if you are registering for the first time.  You will need to register your child as a player to Huddersfield RUFC. There is a link here to explain how to do this.

2.Download your membership form below and return to

3. Make payment by calling the office on 01484 469801 or clicking on one of the links below.

Download the membership form for 2023/24 season here

Membership category Price Monthly Payment link Annual Payment link
Age Grade 1 Member (1 parent, 1 child) £110 GoCardless GoCardless
Age Grade 2 (1 parent, 2 child) £150 GoCardless GoCardless

Fixtures & Results

Date Home / Away Playing Result
11/Sep (12pm) Home West Park Leeds 19-58 (L)
18/Sep (12pm) Away Hull Ionians 5-32 (L)
25/Sep (1pm) Away Liverpool St Helens (National Cup) 8-19 (L)
02/Oct () Home Old Brodleians
09/Oct () Home Sheffield
16/Oct (12pm) Home Bradford & Bingley 34-29 (W)
23/Oct () Away Malton & Norton
30/Oct () Away Wetherby 10-18 (L)
06/Nov () Home Morley 11-17 (L)
13/Nov () Home Scunthorpe
20/Nov () Away Beverley
04/Dec () Away Wharfedale 5-10 (L)
11/Dec () Away West Park Leeds
08/Jan () Away Sheffield 15-12 (W)
15/Jan () Home Moortown A-A
29/Jan () Away Old Brodleians 27-24 (W)
05/Feb () Home Wharfedale 18-15 (W)
12/Feb () Away West Park Leeds -Cup
19/Feb () Away Scunthorpe 5-24(L)
26/Feb () NO GAME -


Tracy Davis

Position / Academy Manager

Michael Stancliffe

Position / Academy Head Coach

Jess Bunyard

Position / Assistant Academy Coach

Rugby Results

29/AprFirst XV v Fylde (re-arranged from 11/03/23) C-C
15/AprFalcons v Old Rishworthians 2 C-C
01/AprA Team v Burley 2 17-14 (W)
26/FebAcademy v -

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