Upton Rugby Club is delighted to announce that three of our under 14s players have been selected by the Midlands Rugby Academy to enter their Developing Player Programme (DPP).
The DPP engages players aged 14 – 16 years old and is a development programme which interacts with and complements school and club playing programmes, to provide further development opportunities for young players without the conflict of competition.
These programmes are nationally managed by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and delivered locally through a partnership between the RFU, the Regional Academies and Constituent Bodies.
DPP represents the entry point to the talent pathway for professional rugby and represents the place where players will be identified and developed with a view to selecting those players with the greatest long-term potential to join a club academy at U17 level.
A huge congratulations to our players Ashton Butler, Tom Edwards and Mackenzie Mackinnon who have been selected.
Image shows players with coaches left to right – Berrick Walton, Bobby Friedlander, Mackenzie Mackinnon, Ashton Butler and Tom Edwards.