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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Morris gets Academy back to winning ways

Ealing Trailfinders Academy 61 – 15 London Welsh Griffins With Christmas over and the New Year on its way the Academy welcomed our near neighbours London Welsh Academy to Vallis way on Saturday. The game […]

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Local derby to lift post Christmas blues

The Academy take on local rivals London Welsh Griffins tomorrow at Vallis Way. In a repeat of last seasons festive fixture at Old Deer Park. The squad features many of the Academy’s distance members (those […]

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Academy v Royal Navy – Cancelled

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control, Sunday’s fixture against the Royal Navy has had to be cancelled by our opponents. We are sure these decisions are not taken lightly. The fixture will not […]

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Academy names side for Army challenge

Academy Coach Tom Gamage has named the side for Sundays clash against the British Army at the Aldershot Stadium. Tom will be leading on the day as part of his development while he studies for […]

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