The first of the trials for the new Club Doncaster Foundation Rugby League Academy have taken place this week with young people invited to the Keepmoat Stadium to take part.All new students who begin studying with the Club Doncaster Foundation in September were given the opportunity to attend the day, with the new starters in attendance hoping to secure their place with the Foundation’s Rugby Academy first team.
Dons Chief Executive Carl Hall was in attendance, casting his eye over potential talent on the day and it gave the students a chance to test out the fantastic facilities that studying with the Foundation offer.
The trialists got to test their rugby skills in professional surroundings, on the same pitch Doncaster RLFC use to train on!
Speaking about the day, Adam Payne Head of the Academy said: “The day was an enjoyable and positive one for the new students enrolling with us in September.
"It was great for them to be able to come down to the Keepmoat Stadium and showcase their rugby skills, using the same facilities as the Dons and it was great that Carl Hall took time out to speak to the boys and watch the session.
“I have seen a lot of talent and potential during the trial and as Academy coach I can't wait to get working with them week in week out."
Dons Chief Executive Hall added: "This has been a long term dream of mine and it is great to finally see the beginning of the new Academy.
"It is a great opportunity for the young people of Doncaster to be able to play rugby league and study to build a successful career in the future, I wish there was something like this around when I was younger to participate in.
"From what I saw on the pitch, I was pleasantly surprised, there was a lot of talent out there and I can't wait to see them in action."
Studying with the Club Doncaster Foundation enables young people with a passion for sport to represent their local rugby and football team Doncaster RLFC and Doncaster Rovers alongside their academic studies.
The Club Doncaster Foundation offers a variety of BTEC Sport Education courses and young people a pathway to university, with the course designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and understanding of a number of science based and sport units.
Learners are able to study at the state of the art classrooms and 3G astro-turf pitches boasted by the Keepmoat Stadium to offer both theory and practical sessions and many of the successful graduates from the Foundation have gone on to gain future employment in the field of sport.
It is not too late to apply for your place, for further details and to apply online please visit: www.drfc-education.co.uk