The Developing Player Pathway

The DPP is a joint initiative between Sale Sharks, the RFU and the CBs. It is designed to provide enhanced development opportunities for the best young players in the North West and ‘a first opportunity to identify players with the greatest potential to enter the pathway towards the professional game.’

For more information or to contact the academy regarding the DPP, please find the details below:


Programme Lead: Noel Speed noel.speed@salesharks.com
Coach Development Officer: Darren Lamon darren.lamon@salesharks.com
Administration: Fergus Mulchrone fergus.mulchrone@salesharks.com


DPP VENUES – Cheshire

Under 13- Under 15 Centres

  • East: Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle, SK8 6EF.
  • Central: Reaseheath College, Rease Heath Nantwich, CW5 6DF.
  • West: Caldy RUFC, Paton Field, Telegraph Road, Wirral, CH48 1NX.
  • Isle of Man: The Bowl, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM2 1AD.

Under 16 Centres

Cheshire: Sale Sharks Training Centre, Carrington Lane, Carrington, M31 4AE