Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to confirm that our hugely successful Summer Series programme will return for 2022.
Following a compelling Summer in 2021, we are looking for players aged 15 – 16 (years 10 and 11) who are not currently involved in a scholarship programme and who wish to access 8 weeks of training and games to showcase their talent.
During the programme players will access weekly training with our development coaches, access to playing opportunities, feedback from coaches, and for all athletes to access a professional sporting environment.
The programme will consist of training sessions at both the Be Well Support Stadium and Sandal Rugby Union club, with games against other Super League sides taking place starting in August, offering participants the opportunity to showcase their developed skills.
Running from 20th July, all players will have the luxury of experiencing coaching in a unique setting from our qualified staff as they put their skills to the test against players from participants from community clubs situated across the district.
Notable names to come through the club’s academy in the future include Sam Eseh, Yusuf Aydin and Harry Bowes, with all players making their first-team debuts over the past couple of years.
Speaking on the return of the programme, Rugby League and Inclusion Officer, Charlie Doherty, said, “It is great that we are in a position to announce the return of the Summer Series programme.
“Wakefield Trinity is a side that prides itself on the development of young players and successful participants will get the opportunity to develop under the tutelage of experienced coaches. We can’t wait to get started.”
Wakefield Trinity Assistant Coach and Head of Youth, Mark Applegarth, followed, “These programmes are integral to finding young, up-and-coming players as we look to maximise our Academy and Reserve grades.
“As a club, we have put a huge interest in developing young players and bringing them through the ranks at Wakefield Trinity.
“This Summer Series programme is a great way of catching players who have been missed through the linear route, with Harry Bowes being a great example of what can be achieved.”
While, a testimonial from a successful graduate of last year’s programme, Max Sheard, said, “I gained a lot of confidence because the coaching staff split everyone up so everyone had to speak to new people.
“I think this is one of the best ways to get into a scholarship because everyone there is for the same reason, so it’s very competitive and you get to experience what it will be like if you were to get a spot.”
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