2018/19 Season 

 Nomination closes at the end of January!

Dear Managers / Coaches/ Parents and Players,


Please see the information below regarding the Trials for the London Irish U13 DPP programme for the 2018/19 season. 



 The Hampshire trial is on Thursday 14th February 2019 at Applemore College (6-8pm).

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 to five players per school/ club.


Please see the link below allowing your nominated players to register for the London Irish U13 DPP Trials:


U13 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 (545pm-7pm) OR Chiswick RFC, Middlesex (545pm-7pm)

Tuesday evening: London Irish, Hazelwood (615pm-730pm)

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

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


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

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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