Academy Squad

Nottingham Rugby’s Academy, with Headline Sponsors Stratstone Land Rover, has exceeded all expectations this year with over 30% of the Midland U20’s training squad selected through the programme, with four players featuring in the England Counties Under 20’s squad.  The Academy delivers its programmes for 16-20 year olds, with several recruitment days & trials taking place throughout the year at Nottingham Trent University.

Nottingham Rugby’s Academy offers players the unique opportunity to receive training and support at the highest level. Once a week, the players are given Strength and Conditioning training with our senior players, as well as being coached by Head Coach Steve McGinnis, first team player Joe Cobden with support from Adam Gallagher and Nick Carroll. This creates a professional working environment for the younger players, showing them what it takes to become a rounded professional. The Academy plays approximately 8-10 games per annum at the highest level possible, whilst the players continue to train and play for their “home clubs” gaining invaluable experience of senior rugby.

Congratulations to the following players in their selection to the Midlands Under 20’s training squad season 2017-18; Oscar Harper, Dec Neary, Will Roberts, Jack Dickinson, Jack Weedon, Toby Hutchinson, Jacob Wright, Luke Brown, Tom Tucker, Dan Glasse, Aaron Walker, Henry Clement, Josh Nott and Matt Cooke.  In addition to these players in the programme run by Nottingham Rugby with Nottingham Trent University has provided two additional players in Henry Trimmer and Jamie Murray plus Joshua Amiromo from Uni of Nottingham has also been selected.   

Congratulations must also go to Josh Dunne who was selected to represent the full Ireland U18’s team this season.

For further information about how your company or organisation can sponsor the development of the Nottingham Rugby Academy please contact steve.smith@nottinghamrugby.co.uk or 07809705418.

Headline Sponsor