The Storm Under 16s compete in the Midlands League against Telford, Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Coventry and Derby. The 2016 season will start in May 2016 once the Union Season has come to a close.
The Under 16s Head Coach for 2016 is David Chapman
Or Phone: 07931 706944
The training start date for the U16s will be announced nearer the start of the season. Please check back for more information or contact Dave to express your interest and he will keep you updated.
All coaches and officials are fully qualified and CRB checked for your childs safety. A first aid officer is on site at every training session and game days.
There is a proven player pathway for talented players - the Storm have had more than 15 juniors over the last 3 years that have gone onto the RFL and Sheffield Eagles Scholarship programme.
Leicester Storm Players Thrive at Loughborough Academy
The growing success of the Loughborough College Rugby Football League Academy has produced a number of outstanding players from the Derby Area.
Richard Tunningley heads the programme for the RFL at Loughborough College, assisted by Rob Payne and together they provide a thoroughly professional schedule of training, learning, nutrition and psychology.
Already Matt Davis and Ben Gray have secured professional contracts with London Broncos and Dylan Bale and Jason Bass have signed contracts with the Coventry Bears.
Current Storm Juniors Ross Chapman, Taylor Gough, Josh Marston, Fergus O’Dwyer and Will Tulley are currently part of the Midlands Regional Under 16s Scholarship squad which trains twice a week at Loughborough College under the leadership of Richard Tunningley. All of the players have experienced game time this year against other regional academies and Super League opposition.
“Loughborough College has been working with the RFL for five years with the aim of providing education alongside developing players for the Super League and Championship clubs, which we are seeing increasing success with,’ said rugby AASE lead Rob Payne.
“The players are brought into a highly professional environment working with RFL coaches who have a wealth of experience in top clubs and hopefully the expertise we have here will see even greater numbers reaching the top leagues from this area.
“Rugby League is a fantastic, fast-paced game the whole country can benefit from, not just Yorkshire and Lancashire, which was one of the aims in setting up the Midlands Academy – to expand the playing popularity of the game.”
Loughborough College works with RFL clubs including Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds, Widnes, Salford, Wigan, St. Helens, London Broncos, Warrington and Castleford and has had over 250 players complete programmes, with many going on to play professional rugby at Super League clubs.