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Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:01 am
BaldAvenger Stevo's Armpit

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Anybody have any news......

Thanks
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:33 am
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BaldAvenger wrote:
Anybody have any news......

Thanks


Well, I believe the intention was to have a Category C academy set up - whatever that is - and the possibility of a joint reserve squad with Salford. Not sure how the latter will pan out with Salford seemingly embarking on a cost cutting exercise.
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:02 am
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Alan wrote:
Well, I believe the intention was to have a Category C academy set up - whatever that is - and the possibility of a joint reserve squad with Salford. Not sure how the latter will pan out with Salford seemingly embarking on a cost cutting exercise.


Cat 3 Academies are linked with colleges to spread the cost and to enable the player to gain a qualification , whilst training for pro level sports...
I presume Wig/Leigh..??

Salford can feck off....Local lads wanting to play for Leigh is whats needed...!
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm
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BaldAvenger wrote:
Cat 3 Academies are linked with colleges to spread the cost and to enable the player to gain a qualification , whilst training for pro level sports...
I presume Wig/Leigh..??

Salford can feck off....Local lads wanting to play for Leigh is whats needed...!


Cheers for the info on Category 3.

As for a joint reserve side, I presume the idea was to share the considerable cost, at a time when we are tring to spend on building a SL squad for first team. I believe that is what Hull & Hull KR have been doing with their academy set up?
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:13 pm
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Hmmmm ... can see how that would be able to spread the cost... be a shame for academy lads tho if they bust a gut all season to get a chance n then have it taken away .be interesting when and how the selection process will start... would suggest pre season for reserves and first team would be more or less same time??? (I could be miles off tho , only guess work )
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:11 am
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Why don't they just use Leigh East / Leigh Miners as feeder clubs?

Give a player they like a contract, but then keep them at there ametuer clubs. They'll be playing a better standard of rugby there rather than at college, and you could make them train with the first team once or twice a week.
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 am
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Mookachaka wrote:
Why don't they just use Leigh East / Leigh Miners as feeder clubs?

Give a player they like a contract, but then keep them at there ametuer clubs. They'll be playing a better standard of rugby there rather than at college, and you could make them train with the first team once or twice a week.


This makes sense
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:29 am
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Mookachaka wrote:
Why don't they just use Leigh East / Leigh Miners as feeder clubs?

Give a player they like a contract, but then keep them at there ametuer clubs. They'll be playing a better standard of rugby there rather than at college, and you could make them train with the first team once or twice a week.


Not sure how you give an amateur a professional contract then leave them at amateur. There must be rules contrary to that.
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:23 pm
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atomic wrote:
Not sure how you give an amateur a professional contract then leave them at amateur. There must be rules contrary to that.


I don't see why it can't be done. Amateur will be a better standard than college rugby.

Why reinvent the wheel when we already have established youth clubs, Leigh could pump money into these clubs rather than spending more money on starting a new team playing in a weaker League.
Re: Academy/19s/Reserves
Post Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:40 pm
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Well first and foremost is Leigh having a squad available for Championship. Surely thats the priority at present. Its one thing pumping money into youth structures,but it does help if you have a first team to start with.
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