MDA are committed to promoting Rugby League to different audiences and making the great game readily accessible to as many people as possible. Through our Youth Development programme we provide a unique experience for kids to engage with the game.
Development Squads are run from the age of 12 & are open to those who want to learn & play Rugby League. Hopefully those in the Development Squads will progress into the Academy & continue through in to the professional game. At this age the squads are open to all youngsters who want to represent the MDA or Club players wanting to progress further in Rugby League.
SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & SCHOOL CLUBS
For the 2018/19 Academic Year, Mercian Development Academy are delighted to offer Primary & High Schools in Worcestershire the opportunity to receive Rugby League coaching to suit their school needs.
Schools can choose from a range of programme packages designed to offer support to Sport and Physical Education within schools that also include added benefits such as team formation & big game day outs.
RUGBY LEAGUE COACHING
The MDA will also provide coaching days & camps on a regular basis at Malvern & Worcester. On top of this we will also provide coaching & camps at participating Community Clubs & on request of other Midland Clubs or Organisations.
CYGNETS - 5 to 8 YEAR OLD RUGBY
During school holidays (excluding Christmas period) we provide fun based classes for boys and girls aged between 6 to 11 years of age. Based around movement agility these sessions are a foundation for any sport but we just have them using a rugby ball a lot.