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Academy News, Club News Get an insight into the Saints Academy at next 1st XV Club event
The Saints Academy system is now producing some of the brightest young players in the country, and you can get an insight into how they manage it in the next 1st XV Club night!
Bright Future: Behind the scenes with the Saints Academy will be held in the Sturtridge Suite on Wednesday, October 23rd. During the relaxed and informal evening you will get to hear from recruitment and development manager Dusty Hare, Academy coaches Mark Hopley and Jon Curry and Elite Player Development Group manager Ross Stewart, along with current and former members of the Saints Academy system.
You'll find out about what the club looks for in a player and how individuals are nurtured and developed to the point where they are ready to put pen to paper on a full-time Senior Academy contract, and then progress to the first team.
You will also hear about how the Saints Academy is trying to expand the knowledge base and experience of coaches and volunteers at junior rugby clubs throughout the East Midlands and Eastern Counties, and why the soon-to-be announced Developing Player Programme will help increase the number of players within the Academy system
Doors open at 7pm, with the event starting at 7:30pm and continuing until approximately 9pm.
Entry is included in the 1st XV Club package, with members also able to bring a guest free of charge. All other supporters can attend, too, with entry costing £15 per person. To book your place just CLICK HERE and follow the straightforward instructions!