Harlequins Academy

Full time Academy

More info

The Harlequins Academy comprises three tiers - the Harlequins Surrey and Sussex Developing Player Programme (DPP), the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) and the full time Academy. 
 
Full time Academy
 
The top tier of development is through the full time Academy. This is for players aged 18 and over who have both the ability and the desire to progress into a career in professional rugby. 
 
These players train with and alongside the Club's senior squad and are treated as young professional players. 

The following players are in the full-time Academy: 

Harry Barlow, George Hammond, George Head, Gabriel Ibitoye, Luke James, Dino Lamb, Jack Kenningham, Cadan Murley, Jack Musk, Kieran Sassone, Niall Saunders, Marcus Smith, Hugh Tizard.

You can meet our current Academy squad here.

Player Development Group (PDG)

More info

The second level is the Player Development Group (PDG).
 
Typically these players will have played divisional or international rugby at Under 16 and will also have demonstrated a commitment beyond the average to become professional players. 
 
The Junior PDG comprises of boys from the Under 14 and 15 age groups from both Surrey and Sussex. 
 
The group is selected so that the Harlequins full-time Academy coaches can continue to work on developing those players who have shown the most potential.
 
A list of our current EPDG Members are below
 
PDG
 
Under 18
 
Finlay Baxter, Oscar Beard, Theo Bevacqua, Alex Clayton, Enzo Croy, Ted Johnson, Ben Murrin, Elliott Powell, Caelan Stanton, Dylan Thomas, Ed Timpson, William Trenholm.
 
Under 17
 
Jamie Benson, Bryn Bradley, Cassius Cleaves, Oskar Hicks, Will Hobson, Hugo Hughes, George Jeavons, Nathan Jibulu, Finlay Lock, Freddie Longley, Tom Lynagh, Olly Matthews, Lorcan O’Byrne-Nestor, Kitan Ojo, Conor Oresanya, Ben Potter, Chris Preen, Conor Slevin, Jonny Staples, Christian Tait, Josh Tusler, Ben Wilding, Luke Wyllie.

Under 16
 
Jamie Anderson, Will Ayton, Harry Browne, Charlie Clare, Pierce Cummins, Jack Doorey-Palmer, Jamie Flatley, Taylor Gayle, Jake Golding, Jonny Green, Toby Kemp, Ethan Knight, Ludo Kolade, Murdoch Lock, Josh Lyon, Seun Ogunyemi, George Papa, Joe Payne, Archie Pearson, Bruno Perry, Joshua Shaw, Sam Skinner, Jonathan Smith, Henry Starmer-Smith, Amir Sultan-Edwards, Finn Tawse, Tosin Teriba. 
 

Developing Player Programme (DPP)

More info

The Developing Player Programme (DPP) is the entry level into the Academy. The role of the DPP is to work with county coaches and development officers to identify players who have the talent to benefit from, and progress through, the programme. 
 
The DPP provides training programmes for, and monitors the progress being made by each player. DPP players will continue to play rugby for their club, school and county side.
 
Our DPP members are listed below.
 
Under 16 Surrey

Sebastian Burrage, Lewis Chin-You, Ben Clark, Jude Clark, Harry Collins, Dominic Flynn, Luke Genco, Leo Hales, Harvey Hewson, Ollie Hudson, Robbie Innes, Will Lewis, Alex Linscer, Chris Long, Liam MacDonald, Sebastian Marsoner, Max McKinlay, Charlie Morrison, Isaac O’Connell, Enzo Pedersen, Harry Rice, Scott Ross, Barnaby Shaw, Liam Thurlow, Julius Turley, Lewis Wakefield, Thierry White, Charlie Woodfine, Jamie Yorke.

Under 15 Surrey - Surrey Sports Park

Harry Addington, Jack Anstey, Ollie Bowman, Linus Bray, Zack Gellatley, Paul-Louis Howard, Tom Humpreys, Zac Kernon, Edward King, Sebastian Kus, Fraser Law, Jasper Lawler, Joe Marvin, Oscar Mcardle, Max Nicol, Bernard Osei-Asobey, Harry Porter, Jake Power, Gabriel Pretty, Lucas Schmid, Will Springett, Rowan Sweeney, Kit Temperley, Jack Thomas, Albert Washington, Finley West, Matt Wickham, Josh Wright.

Under 15 Surrey - Tooting and Mitcham
 
Harvey Ankemeh, Oliver Bailey, David Bampoe, Josh Bellamy, Conor Byrne, Leo Castledine, Leonardo Coiro, Seth Eley, Ethan Fitzgerald, Kane Fleary, Nathan Gordon, Seb Greenhaugh, Zedan Gustave-Denton, Robert Harrison, Tom Heaver, Hayden Hunt, Gabriel Idusohan, Hal Kennedy, Sean Kerr, Rafael Klasener, Alfie Lamb, Roma Matebalavu, Killian Moore, Diran Oresanya, Mason Owusu - Dellimore, Alex Peirson, Harry Pluck, Diego Rodriguez, Guy Rogers, Sebastian Rubio Prida, Oliver Rynsard, Aidan Sisk, Jaden Wallace-Anderson, Morgan Williams. 

Under 14 Surrey - Surrey Sports Park
 
Faud Abualsaud, Noah Alexander, James Axiom, Benjy Biggs, Liam Boyle, Kyle Bradbury, Reiss Campbell, Max Cardosi, James Cassar, Johnny Codrington, Sam Cowman, Sam Craddock, Max Delamain, Josh Dvali, Matthew Earle, Jacob Edwards, Milo Fitzhugh, Max Fortesque, Thomas Freeman, Oli Goringe, Jamie Gough, Mason Graves-Brown, Frank Hall, Finn Hills, Izaak Hiscock-Smith, Jack Hoad, Thomas Iles, Luke Incledon, Alistair Kennedy, Jay Kynaston, Sam Lenihan, Jack Love, Sam Mason, Samuel Moreau, William Odgers, Will Parker, Eddie Ragg, Henry Russ, Wilfred Saywell, Ben Sherry, William Simpson, Josh Sinfield, Christian Styles, Charlie Taylor, Josh Tredwell, Nathan Vuong, Oliver Walliker, Bertie Wates, Alexander Webb, Zak Webb, Charlie White, Toby Winslet, Ben Woodfine

Under 14 Surrey - Tooting and Mitcham

Korel Adams, Bryan Aidoo, Thomas Austin, Deji Bello, Daniel Brown, Connor Budd, Liam Burke, Ewan Campbell, Seb Cederwell, Ben Coats, Adam Dean, Jake Dennis, Terrence Dzante, Max Farrell, Harrison Foster, Lucas Friday, Asa Gosal, Kamron Greenway, Ben Hamilton, Freddie Holmes, Ned Kirk, Omar Leon, Sam Line, Izaak Manuel, Bertie Moore, Benedict Ojiemen, Jamie Potts, Mike Rarawa, Luca Reid-James, Zuko Robb, Angus Robertson, Alex Rumfitt, Murray Samuel, Thomas Slattery, Elliott Southworth, Tyler Stewart - Passley, Ben Webb, James Wildblood, Nathan Woodhall, Matthew Young

Under 16 Sussex

Reiss Arghios, Oliver Beach, Ben Brown, Max Dombrowe, Jack Doorey-Palmer, Sam Ellias, Toby Gale, Alex Harrison, James Hodson, Raphael Hollister, Jack Jones, Regan Law, Conor Manderson, Ben O’Brien, Freddie Piper, Josh Poole, Rory Quigley, Leo Ravaudet, Jacob Ray, Luke Roberts, Jin Samson, Jack Soltermann, Louie Stillman, Tom Sunray-Jellis, Luke Twigger, Elliott Vincent.

Under 15 Sussex

Josh Abraham, Jack Aleas, Max Arnold, David Asamani, Cana Bamin, Will Bentley, Ellis Beynon, Ethan Dando, Ethan Davies, Jamie Davis, Joe Elyas, Jasper Folkes, Felix Griffen, Timi Haastrup, Sam Hardewicke, Patrick Hughes, Tom Jarman, Freddie Jobber, Kieran Lee, Fraser Lyne, Harrison MacKinnon, Josh Mann, Callum McIntosh, Franklyn McMillan, Marcus Mebenga-Taylor, Jacob Nimmo, Zac Palmer, Luke Pullen, Ryder Rickhards, Conal Rowbotham, Will Saunders, Daniel Seymour, Ollie Starkey, Jake Travis, Toby Vander, Alex Voss, Alexander Worne.

Under 14 Sussex
 
Jacob Balchin, Charlie Beeken, Isaac Buck, Harvey Catton-Strugnell, Archie Chapman, Callum Charles - Mandley, Miller Cole, Finlay Conway, Ronan Daniell, James Davies, Hari Dhol, Brandon Draude, Ed Ellison, Daniel Giles, Max Golubchenko, George Hall, Thomas Higgins, George Key, Connor Madden, Sam Maon, Conor McCormack, Zach McEwan, Rory Minton, Jack Mitchell, Tom Molee, Samuel Pearson, Monty Pession-Wilton, Morgan Purnell, Jude Raza, Aldyn Real, Ellis Ridgway, Isaak Shimizu, Ben Smith, Jimmy Staples, Ed Tusler, Hamish Williams, Henry Williams, William Zlattinger 
 
 
 

Academy Dates

More info

All PDG and JPDG sessions are held at Harlequins Training Centre, Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD.


The Surrey DPP is split over two sites. These sites are Harlequins Training Centre (address above) and Tooting and Mitcham FC, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF


All Sussex DPP sessions are held at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8YR.


 


U18 & U17 PDG Day Camps 2019/20

July – 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 
August -  1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13 
October – 28, 29, 31 (Half Term)
December – TBC (Christmas) 
February – 17 and 19 (Half Term)
April – TBC (Easter)



U16 PDG Day Camps 2019/20


July - 9, 11, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
August - 5, 7, 12
October – TBC (Half Term)
December – TBC (Christmas) 
February – 17 and 19 (Half Term)
April – TBC (Easter)


PDG Monday Evening Sessions 2019/2020 7pm – 9pm

September – 2, 9, 16, 23 
October – 7, 14, 21
November – 4, 11, 18
December – 2, 9
January – 6, 13, 27
February – 3, 10
March – 2, 9

JPDG Day Camps 2019/20

All JPDG sessions run from 10:00 – 14:00

July - 17, 24 
August - 7, 14
October – 30
December – TBC


DPP Summer Dates 2019 - 2020


DPP Summer sessions at all 3 sites: 

Monday 8th July – Evening session at all 3 sites
Wednesday 31st July – Day Camp at all 3 sites  
Monday 19th August – Day Camp at all 3 sites 


DPP Evening Sessions at SSP and Tooting and Mitcham 2019- 2020


U14 and U15 at Surrey Sports Park and Tooting and Mitcham from 7 - 9pm. 


30th September
21st October
25th November
16th December
20th January
24th February
16th March
30th March


U16 DPP at Surrey Sports Park


16th September
Wednesday 30th October (Day Camp)
18th November
2nd December


U14 DPP Monday nights at Brighton Rugby Club


23rd September
4th November
18th November
9th December
20th January
24th February
2nd March
9th March
16th March
30th March
20th April


U15 DPP Monday nights at Brighton Rugby Club


23rd September
30th September
21st October
4th November
18th November
25th November
9th December
16th December
20th January
24th February
16th March
30th March


U16 DPP Monday nights at Brighton Rugby Club


30th September
21st October
25th November
16th December


 


 




Academy Pathway

More info

The Harlequins Academy region encompasses the counties of Sussex and Surrey (including parts of inner London). We can only recruit players under the age of U18 from this area as per our Academy Licence from the RFU.

In terms of entry points we run an assessment day / trial at U13 into the DPP process in the February half term of the boys U13 year. There are multiple entry points at other age groups around both the DPP and PDG process. Any players who we would look to trial in these groups will need recommendations from their schools / clubs and or will have been seen and recommended by our scouting network.

Click here for the Harlequins Player Development Pathway. 

Weight Centres

More info

Weight Centres


We have a number of weight centres that are available for all PDG players. The details of the centres can be found below. Please note that these weight centres only run between October and April. You will receive an email with the exact start dates in September. 


Centre 1:
Surrey Sports Park
Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD
Thursday 7 - 8.30pm (PDG)


Centre 2:
Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL
Thursday 6-8 pm
Contact - Brendan Hayes


Centre 3:
Trinity School, Croydon, CR9 7AT. 
6.30 - 8pm. 


The Weights Centres are available for all PDG players. Sessions will be individualised depending on players needs and training history. However, common themes will involve the development of barbell technique, the improvement of physical literacy, a low level resistance stimulus and developments in core strength & range of movement. We also aspire to educate and advise the players in regards to training options & habits away from the weight centre sessions. 



The Weight Centre’s offer a good opportunity for us to gauge where the boys are at and lay important foundations for their current and future development. These are not compulsory sessions but we do recommend you attend when possible. 

Academy Nutrition

More info

The Harlequins Performance Nutrition Philosophy....


"At Harlequins we adopt a fresh food philosophy right thoughout the club, right from our DPP to our 1st XV; prioritising whole, unprocessed, nutrition dense food to support the growth, development and performance of our Harlequins."


Please click here for a pdf on nurition for the younger athlete


ACADEMY GUIDELINES


Basics...


1. Include a source of protein at every meal to support the growth and repair of your developing muscles. Eggs, milk and greek yoghurt are excellent example of protein sources that can be included in your breakfast or used as a recovery snack! Prioritise lean meats and fish as a protein source at both lunch and dinner. Aim for one of these meals / snacks approximately every 3 hours.


2. Fuel your training with high performance foods! Carbohydrates are our bodies high intensity fuel source, without them we may struggle for energy and perform poorly. Fuel your training with low GI foods such as sweet potato, oats, rice, quinoa etc. Combine this fuel with some protein to continue to support your muscles and some fruit / vegetables.


3. Nail your recovery! Training causes damage to your muscle and depletes our bodies fuel stores meaning we need to act quickly post session/game to aid the recovery of our muscles and restoration of our fuel stores. High quality protein and higher GI carbohydrates are key. Milk and fruit are ideal for this! A large glass of milk supplies us with qualities proteins, carbohydrates and a host of vitamins and minerals; whilst the fruit increases the carbohydrate and antioxidant content of the recovery snack. Because some of these vitamins in milk are fat soluble (needs fat to be absorbed) whole milk is a preferred choice for the adolescent athlete. Other great options are greek yoghurts, or a fruit smoothies (made with milk and yoghurt). At this age supplementation is not required, the priority is optimising your dietary habits with whole food. As and when the athlete progresses to a stage where supplementation may be necessary, all supplements must be informed sport registered and cleared by the club nutritionist. 


4. Aim for 7+ servings of fruit and veg a day!  I know this sounds high but when you set small targets like 2 servings per meal and 1 with your snack it becomes very achievable. Fruits and vegetables not only support your immune system but also are a great source of antioxidants which help our bodies recover faster from the demands of training and playing.


5. Keep Hydrated! Have a large glass of water as soon as you wake up and make sure to carry a water bottle on you at all times whether you are at school, training, or simply on a train. Don't let yourself go thirsty, try have a few mouthfuls of fluid every 10-15 mins at training to ensure you are staying on top of things.


6. Don't fear fats! Some fats such as omega 3 fatty acids are essential to our bodies. Try have 1 - 2 sources of high quality dietary fats daily such as oily fish at meal times, nuts as a snack or extra virgin olive oil drizzled over your vegetables at dinner.


Extra information:


Match Day Meals - Breakfast


Ensuring we are adequately fuelled for match day is essential to limit fatgiue and optimise performance. As a result we need to ensure we consume enough carbohydrates both the day before and morning of a game. These Banana & Oat Game Day Pancakes are a great option for breakfast. Rich in protein, they also supply your body with some quality slow release carbohydrates to have you firing on all cylinders for kick off.


 


20151029144557


 


 


 



PDG & DPP Recovery Guidelines

More info

For information on PDG and DPP recovery guidelines please click here.

Injury Management

More info

For more information on Injury Management guidelines please click here.

PDG Sleep Guidance

More info

For information on Sleep Guidance please click here.

Academy contacts

More info

 

Position
Name
Email Address
Academy Manager Chim Gale chim.gale@quins.co.uk
Academy Coach Jim Evans jim.evans@quins.co.uk
Academy Coach Mark Mapletoft mark.mapletoft@quins.co.uk
Academy Coach Development Officer Gary Street gary.street@quins.co.uk
Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach Raniero D'Alberto  ren.dalberto@quins.co.uk
Academy Physiotherapist Eilidh Rutherford eilidh.rutherford@quins.co.uk
Academy Administrator Louise Wakem louise.wakem@quins.co.uk