2019/20 Season

London Irish U13 DPP Nominations


Dear Managers / Coaches/ Parents and Players,


Please see the information below regarding the nominations for the London Irish U13 Developing Player Programme (DPP) for the 2019/20 season. 


Under RFU regulations, you are free to nominate as of the 1st December 2019. The deadline for nominations is Friday 14th February 2020.


The forthcoming nominations 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.


Please note that this is the final year of u13 DPP and as of the 2020/21 season, the DPP will only be for u14, u15 and u16 players.


Ideally, we are looking for you to nominate a maximum of eight players per school/ club. 


Please see the link below allowing you to nominate players for the U13 London Irish DPP:


U13 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 directly to confirm details about when the program starts*


In the nomination link, you can select one of the training venues below:


Monday evening: Maidenhead RFC, Berkshire (5.45pm-7pm) OR Chiswick RFC, Middlesex (5.45pm-7pm)

Tuesday evening: London Irish, Hazelwood (6.15pm-7.30pm)

Wednesday evening: Harrow School, Middlesex (6.30pm-7.45pm)

Thursday evening: Applemore College, Hampshire (6pm-7pm)

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


Please note: Players must meet at least one of the following criteria in order to qualify for our DPP:

1. Attend a school in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex (north of the river).

2. Play club rugby in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex (north of the river).

3. Live in Berkshire, Hampshire or Middlesex (north of the river).


If you have any questions regarding nominations, please contact Carrie Exworth (Academy Administrator): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Jack Pattinson

Jack PattinsonDPP Manager

London Irish Rugby Football Club, Hazelwood, 

Hazelwood Drive, 

Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex,

TW16 6QU

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