Mon 08 Apr 2019 13:35

Devizes RFC have today launched their exciting new Academy ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The Academy is open to players in Under 16’s, 17’s and 18’s age groups, and will offer a strong link between junior and senior rugby at Devizes RFC, with a focus on high quality coaching and player development.

Current Bath Academy DPP and Mad Dog coach Johnny King will head up the Academy coaching team, assisted by Chris Maundrell, Andy Cook and Matt Bishop.

Director of Rugby Joe Alford said: "There is a recognised issue with a drop off in player numbers at 16-18 across the country, and our Academy is designed to offer an attractive option to both junior Devizes players and those elsewhere in the county to continue enjoying their rugby whilst training and playing to a high standard. The Academy program will include strength and conditioning, nutrition coaching and sports psychology, so we are looking not only to develop better rugby players but better athletes and individuals."

The coaching team are meeting interested players and parents to discuss plans for the 19/20 season at Devizes RFC on Sunday 28th April, 1030. The meeting is open to players from anywhere in the area. If you are interested in joining the Academy contact jking@southernsport.co.uk.