Sale Sharks Academy are pleased to launch our Developing Player Programme (DPP) for the Under 13 age grade in the 2018-19 rugby season.

The DPP is designed ‘to provide a first opportunity to identify those players with greatest potential to enter the pathway towards the professional game’ and works in conjunction with England Rugby and Cheshire and Lancashire CB’s. The programme is the first stage on the player pathway and is planned to interact with and complement the existing school, club and county playing programmes and provide further development without the conflict of competition.

We would like to invite you to nominate Under 13 players you believe may be of an appropriate standard for the DPP through the nomination letter below and would welcome nominations of either stand out rugby union players or talented athletes from other sports with the ability to excel in the game.

DPP Nomination Form U13 2018-19.

The deadline for Under 13 nominations is Friday 1st February.

Thank you in advance for your support of the DPP and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Noel Speed.
Sale Sharks Academy.