On Wednesday 7 March, Northampton Saints held their U13 DPP at Wisbech Grammar School, under our floodlights.
Over the past few years, the Developing Player Programme (DPP), which the Saints Academy runs in conjunction with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and local constituent bodies, has gone from strength to strength, so much so that it is ready for a 50 percent expansion in the number of centres and into new age groups, too.
The DPP ensures that youngsters receive more frequent sessions during the course of a season and more consistent feedback to enable them to develop as players. And as the club’s youth development pathway continues to grow, the DPP has come to complement the Elite Player Development Groups that in turn feed the Junior Saints Academy.
Phil Webb, Director of Sport said, “We are delighted to welcome Northampton Saints to our School and we are looking forward to building a positive working relationship with them.”