Coach & Player Development

The London Rugby League Foundation plays an important role in supporting the development of players and coaches in the region, in partnership with the Rugby Football League.

The Foundation is an accredited England Player Development Partner, which means we are  accredited to deliver Embed the Pathway, which helps to develop community coaches and, in turn, young players.

'Embed the Pathway’ is a coaching programme that aims to increase the number of quality 12-14 year old Rugby League players through the education and training of children's coaches.

This “scheme of work” is a programme of Coach Education, Inclusive Player Profiling and 24 sessions that can be used and adapted to meet the needs of young players at any stage.

In addition, the Foundation is licensed to run Player Development Centres, which are open access training sessions for Year 8 and Year 9 boys run in partnership with the region's professional clubs, to attract, develop and monitor junior rugby league players before they can be selected to play for London Broncos in the RFL U16 Academy competition.

The Foundation has pilotted Player Development Centres in two locations in 2017, New River Stadium in North London and Teddington Sports Ground in South West London. 

The programme will be reviewed over summer 2017 with a view to confirming the 2018 programme dates and locations. 

For more information on getting involved in rugby league coaching, get in touch with Dan Steel at dan.steel@londonrugbyleaguefoundation.org.