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 Mike Baggs continue as Academy head coach, his fourth season in the role. Mike has over 20 years coaching expertise at junior and senior level, with 4 seasons spent as head coach of the Falcons as well as 3 seasons as senior squad manager so brings a wealth of experience to the role. He is assisted by Jason Field, Neil Summers, Steve Dykes, Geoff Burrell, and Billy Thornton, all very experienced coaches.
The Academy won the League and were runners up in the Cup 2 seasons ago, and last season they had just reached the final of the cup again, and been announced winners of the league, when the season was cut short
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.
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.
**NEW PROCESS FOR 2021/22 SEASON**
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload the membership form for 2020/21 season here
3. Make payment by calling the office on 01484 469801 or clicking on one of the links below.
|Membership category||Price||Monthly Payment link||Annual Payment link|
|Age Grade 1 Member (1 parent, 1 child)||£100||GoCardless||GoCardless|
|Age Grade 2 (1 parent, 2 child)||£135||GoCardless||GoCardless|