2018/19 Season

London Irish DPP Trials


Dear Managers / Coaches/ Parents and Players,


Please see the information below regarding the Trials for the London Irish U14 and U15 DPP programme for the coming 2018/19 season. 


The forthcoming trials are for the London Irish Developing Player Programme (DPP), known as the London Irish Bronze Academy. The programme is intended to compliment a player’s current rugby provision, be that through club or school, and give access to high quality core skill development sessions run by London Irish Academy coaches. Following the guidelines of the Age Grade Review, the Academy-delivered DPP is the only selective system beyond club and school at Under 13, 14 and 15 level.


We are looking for you to nominate a maximum of three players plus one player who may not stand out yet, but has a huge amount of potential for one reason or another. 


Please remember that not all Schools or Clubs will have players of this standard. The more players at the trial, the harder it is for the selectors.  


The more accurate you are with your nominations, the more accurate we can be with our talent identification. 


Please see the link below allowing your nominated players to register for the London Irish U14 or U15 DPP Trials:


U14 Trial Nomination Form:
U15 Trial Nomination Form:

Forward this email to the parents/ guardian of the player(s) you would like to nominate and they can register their details using the appropriate link above.


*We will email all nominated players 1 week before the trial to confirm the details*


If successful the option of training venues are below:


Monday evening: Maidenhead RFC, Berkshire (530-7pm) OR Chiswick RFC, Middlesex (530-7pm)

Tuesday evening: London Irish, Hazelwood (6-730pm)

Wednesday evening: Harrow School, Middlesex (630-8pm)

Thursday evening: Applemore College, Hampshire (545-7pm)

*Players will be able to select their preferred training venue on the trial registration link*


Please note: Players attending the trials must qualify for our Academy in one of the three following ways:

1. Attend a school in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex.

2. Play club rugby in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex.

3. Live in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex.


Clubs note, if a player is being nominated by their School, please do not also nominate them as this will create duplicates.



Jack Pattinson

Jack PattinsonDPP Manager

Mob: 07738681607

Add: London Irish Rugby Football Club, Hazelwood, 

Hazelwood Drive, 

Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex,

TW16 6QU

Web: www.london-irish.com Twitter: @AcademyIrish

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