For the third year young coaches from around Yorkshire have graduated via the Yorkshire Coaching Academy and at our game against Richmond the y received their certificates from Sir Ian McGeechan a generous supporter of the enterprise.

The 2016-17 Academy programme invited young coaches aged between 16 and 24 to undertake a four month journey in the first steps of coaching rugby to boys and girls up to the age of 12. After attending two evenings in November, covering ‘How to Coach Kids’ and ‘Rugby Ready’, they then all successfully passed their UKCC RUGBY LEVEL ONE AWARD in coaching last month.

The Academy initiated by Allan Secker (Yorkshire Coaching Chairman) is managed throughout the process by Dave Francis, assisted by Martin Webdale.  They were present at the Richmond game to witness and congratulate the young coaches in their hard work and commitment.

The successful coaches who received their certificates were : Joshua Adams, Jack Eggleston James Flanagan, Corey Hurley, Gregory King, Calum MacLeod, Sam Moss, Tara Rotherforth, Georgia Staples, Oliver Wigglesworth and Daniel Young.