The Leicester Storm Academy has carved out a great name for itself in its short history. The Academy was born in 2011 as a stepping stone for new players to rugby league and players making the transition from junior to senior rugby league. Great names such as George Leng, Jack Powley and Callum Corley started their league careers in the Academy as 16 year olds before signing professional contracts with the Sheffield Eagles. More recent Academy graduates include Blake Turner, Jack Warren, Thomas Bulmer, Lewis Chapman and Milkha Bashra.
In 2016 the Academy os being renamed The Thunder and will become a social team as well as a building block for the 1st Grade.
The Academy is players of all ages and they train alongside the 1st Grade heroes and over seen by 1st Grade Coach Ty Watson.
The Academy play on both Saturdays and Sundays in the Midlands Premier League.