Academy

Academy

Welcome to the home of the Ealing Trailfinders Academy. Our goal is to develop players Phil D Navy gameto their full potential whether they are playing for pleasure or are progressing towards a semi or fully professional rugby careerAcademy player pathway 2014 v2

At Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club we have developed a Player Pathway that we believe delivers opportunities for our squads. Players from U15 – U23 are involved in the different parts of the Academy. At the younger age groups the focus is on skills development. As players move up through the age groups there is plenty of access to competitive matches and game time. At the end of youth rugby (at U18) there is a pathway through to the adult game via the Club’s senior section. In addition players with the ability and commitment may be invited to join the Senior Academy that could be the next step towards full or part-time rugby career.

From our Senior Academy through to the Academy U18s and U16s our squads  play in competitions, friendly matches, including Zoo League, HML at U18 and U 16, National Colts Cup and LV=U18 Cup. In addition we have a number of prestige fixtures including the Army, Navy and Combined Services as well as Bedford, Nottingham and London Scottish Academies.

To ensure future development of players and the Academy we have established an Emerging Player Group. These players are invited to attend additional training and have to be prepared to make a large commitment to their rugby development. Players for the EPG are drawn from the U15, U16, U17 and U18 age groups. In total we aim to have around 35 players nominated in this group.

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We welcome applications from ambitious players who would like to join in the success at Ealing. If you are interested in discussing your rugby playing career then please call Academy Director John Lacey to discuss where you could fit in. If you have any general queries please call the Academy Manager Annie Lyndon.

If you are a club/organization interested in playing the Academy please contact our fixtures manager Paul Flynn.

Pre-season training will be starting soon – watch this space for updates on our progress.

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Academy overcome the Army

Ealing Trailfinders Academy 47 – 17 British Army Academy Perfect weather conditions and the excellent pitch condition at Vallis Way set the tone for what was to be a fantastic day for the Academy on […]

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Academy U18 adopts the RFU Half Game Rule

Ealing Trailfinders Academy are proud to announce that following consultation and an anonymous voting process with our U18 squad, we will be adopting the RFU request that all players in a match day squad play […]

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RAF game cancelled

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside our control, Sunday’s game against the Royal Air Force Development XV has been called off. Hits a huge disappointment for the boys, but focus now turns to our next game […]

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Academy further enhance fixture list

The Academy are very excited to announce that we have further improved our fixture list for this season by adding London Irish AASE to our playing programme. Academy Director John Lacey said “We are really […]

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Scholars game cancelled

Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control, Sunday’s Academy Scholars game against Richmond has been cancelled. We will look to rearrange the fixture for later in the year. Our next game will be at […]

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Academy get season off to a flier

Ealing Trailfinders Academy 36 – 19 Ruislip RFC Friday night under lights always feel a little bit special and it was an excited Academy side that arrived at Vallis Way for their first game of […]

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Academy kicks off preseason programme

The Academy kicks off its preseason playing programme on Friday night at Vallis Way. Ruislip RFC will be our opposition under the lights in what should be an tough start for the boys. Playing in […]

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