DPP Nominations Update

Dear Coaches/Team Manager,

I would just like to update you on the DPP nomination process for the 2017-18 season as I am aware nomination letters have previously been distributed at this stage in the year.

The DPP is currently undergoing some changes guided by both the academy and nationally by the RFU. One change has seen the movement of the delivery window for DPP activity from its current September- April position. The changes to the DPP delivery window are to support the Age Grade Playing Calendar and reduce the conflict in playing opportunities at certain stages in the season. The DPP will therefore be running in the following time frames next season:

Under 13: February- April

Under 14: October- April

Under 15: October- January

Under 16: October- December

As such the nomination windows for the DPP will reflect these changes and Under 14-16 nominations will open on 7th August 2017 and close on 1st October 2017. As previous years the relevant information and nomination forms will be distributed via email and on the appropriate websites prior to this window. Please also be aware there will be a greater collaboration between the Under 15 and 16 DPP and County programmes in 2017-18 and one nomination will be sufficient for players to enter both pathways. 

Thank you for your support and any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind Regards


Sale Sharks Academy Administrator