U16s Girls Foundation Programme


Jun 2024

Applications are now open for players interested in joining the Leicestershire Under 16 Girls Foundation programme (formerly the England Rugby Developing Player Pathway (ERDPP)) for the 2024-25 season.

The Foundation programme is part of the new Girls player pathway, for players who have the potential and ambition to progress further in their rugby careers. Players selected for the Foundation programme will attend 12 training sessions throughout the season, complementary to club training, and have the opportunity to participate in at least one playing opportunity.

All players who wish to be considered for the Foundation programme must attend two assessment days.

There will be four assessment days and players need to attend two of these dates.

They will take place at Leicester Forest RFC and will be every Monday evening in August. 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 7pm till 8.30.

Players must be currently in school years 9 or 10 (so in school years 10 and 11 from September 2024) and eligible to play for Leicestershire, meaning they meet at least one of the following criteria: live in Leicestershire, play rugby at a club in Leicestershire, and/or attend school in Leicestershire.

All players must attend an assessment, even those who participated in the ERDPP last season.

This is a self-nomination process – nomination from a club or school coach is not required. We encourage players (or their parents) to discuss with their coaches if they are unsure whether they would be suitable for the programme. We are looking for players with both the potential and the ambition to progress further with their rugby.

Players must register in advance to attend an assessment. The cut-off date for registration is 15th July. Please complete the online form below to register. Players will be allocated to two of the assessment dates.