Registration Call U13 and U14 -UPDATED


Sale Sharks Academy





Master in Charge of Rugby

Rugby Club Mini/Junior Section Secretary



James Walker

Lancashire RFU

Kirkham Grammar School





Tel: 07585607420

1 June 2015


Dear Colleague,




Sale Sharks Academy DPP will be running a development squad in each of it’s sites: Cheshire East, West and Central, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside for the 2015/16 season for U13 and U14 age grades. These squads will follow a core curriculum designed to develop potentially high performing players.


These squads follow the core curriculum to develop potentially high performing players. The programme runs from September 2015 to April 2016 and will include both assessment and development sessions. The season will culminate in an Inter District Day for both U13 & U14 age grades. Last season the Inter District Day for U14 was held at Carrington, Sale Sharks training ground. The U13 Inter District Day was held at Sandbach RUFC.  


Clubs and Schools are invited to nominate up to 5 of your U13 players who you consider to have the appropriate potential for the district development squad.


Due to several coaches leaving the programme and for administrative reasons, we will have to ask all U14 players to fill in the new registration forms. We hope to have lists from U13 district coaches online in the coming weeks so that boys selected can proceed past the assessment day automatically. This season registration form is new for this area containing different information requirements, so please understand that EVERYBODY must complete it. Please complete the forms as quickly as possible and if any boys are subsequently given automatic passing through assessment then more players can be added to your club/schools nomination form. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, this is a new programme and a new process and this is a slight clitch which we have had to work out.


When you have determined the District to which your school/club has been allocated (contact James Walker if you are unsure), you should complete the nomination form (Excel spreadsheet found When completed, save the spreadsheet with a file name which includes the name of your school/club and email it back to James Walker, at as soon as possible. A registration form is online for those who are pre selected and need to simply register, this can be found at:


Closing date for nominations is September 10th 2015, as both assessment and squad selection will take place before the October 2015 half term.



Please note that further communication will be via the Lancashire RFU website or by direct e-mail to registered parents. This includes full details of venues and timings for each assessment/development day and any updates such as change of times, venues, cancellations etc.




Yours sincerely,


James Walker

Sale Sharks Academy DPP

Lancashire RFU

Under 13 & Under 14 Development


Cat: U13