Senior Academy

Ealing Trailfinders Senior Academy seeks to develop young players aged U19-U23 into the next generation of senior professionals.

Members of the squad work closely with the Academy coaching team to enhance their core rugby skills as well as with the Senior Pro coaches and Strength and Conditioning team.

Age Grade fixtures against the Army Academy, Royal Navy U23, Combined Services U23 and Academies from GK Championship sides Bedford Blues, London Scottish, Moseley and Nottingham allows the coaching team to track each players progress throughout the season. Outside of these fixtures, players play with partner clubs at a level that suits there individual ability, with a view to progressing through the RFU league structure while still targeting skills development.

Players are invited to contact Academy Director John Lacey to discuss further the opportunities available.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Academy Player Update

As we approach the start of the season the Academy is already pushing hard to develop the next group of aspiring young players. After a successful Open Trial the boys have been back in the […]


Academy looking to add to coaching team

The Academy are looking to recruit new volunteer coaches to help drive the development of players within our Emerging Player Group, Academy U18 and Senior Academy. Academy Director John Lacey said “This season has seen […]