Maloney and Wildie launch Elite Rugby Academy in Dewsbury and Liversedge

Elite Rugby Academy coaches Danny Orr, Francis Maloney, Matty Wildie and Ryan Hudson.
Elite Rugby Academy coaches Danny Orr, Francis Maloney, Matty Wildie and Ryan Hudson.

Elite Rugby Academy will launch camps in Dewsbury and Liversedge next week.

The academy is already firmly established in Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield and aim to inspire, educate and help assist every child that comes to its training, to realise their full potential, with the assistance of coaching by professionals.

The academy already has a growing popularity of children aged four to 14 years old in West Yorkshire and the organisation are stretching their boundaries to Dewsbury.

The Dewsbury Academy will be run by former Dewsbury and Batley Bulldogs half-back Francis Maloney and ex-Rams and current Featherstone Rovers player Matty Wildie.

They launch the Dewsbury camp on Monday (October 17) at Manor Croft Academy, Dewsbury, and at Spen Valley High School, Liversedge, next Wednesday.

The sessions at Manor Croft run from 6pm to 7pm for four to seven year olds and from 7pm to 8pm for eight to 14 year olds

The Spen Valley High School sessions are 5.30pm to 6.30pm (four to seven years olds) and 6.30pm to 7.30pm (eight to 14 year olds), with the first session being free.

The coaches are already incorporated into the local schooling system and the academy has seen eight of its players signed on with Super League Youth Development Programmes.

The academy is run by former professionals Danny Orr and Ryan Hudson, who are assisted by numerous current Super League and Championship players in delivering their weekly training.

Hudson said: “Following the success of our regional academies and the growing attendees each year, coupled with the achievement of several players been signed on by pro clubs, the growth and increase in kids joining amateur clubs as a result of been on board, has seen a huge benefit to the local game”

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