Since it began in 2001 the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy has, through its commitment to player development, established a reputation as one of the leading Academies in the country, continually receiving excellent assessments from the sports governing bodies whilst aiming to support each player achieve their potential.

The aim of the Academy is to produce players for the Yorkshire Carnegie first team as well as developing players who have the potential to step up to represent their country on the international scene.

A strong and healthy Academy system is key to any team’s long term success and Yorkshire Carnegie understand the importance of working with local clubs and schools to uncover some of the county’s most talented players.

The club’s first wave of Academy graduates included Tom Palmer, the team’s first ever England international, who helped pave the way for a new generation of players who have emerged from the our Academy and gone on to play the game at the highest level, with the likes of England internationals Danny Care, Luther Burrell, Rob Webber and Jordan Crane among the Academy’s famous alumni.