09th November 2018


Giants grow Evolution Pathway programme with introduction of u15s and u16s Player Development Days

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Huddersfield Giants are delighted to announce that the hugely popular Evolution Pathway programme will return in 2019, bigger and better than ever with the addition of Development Days for U15s and U16s players (Commencing 24th Nov 2018) upon the existing U12s-U14s programme (Commencing February 2019).

The expansion of the programme will see hundreds of players from across the region aged 10 to 16 get the opportunity to receive outstanding Rugby League coaching within a professional club environment. It will also provide players who have attended development days for the past three years as U12, 13 and 14s players to continue their development as they progress in their junior careers.

The development day sessions will run in the school holidays (U12-14) and weekends (U15-16) where players are coached in line with the Giants Scholarship, Academy and First-team structures. The sessions will support the development of players as well as local community clubs and talent pool alongside the England Talent Pathway programme.

Giants Head of Youth, Andy Kelly, commented: “We want to encourage people that are curious about Rugby League to give it a go and also for kids that want to push themselves. It’s a great opportunity not just for the players but also for coaches and teachers to participate or come along and observe." "This programme helps us to identify people and talent, who we think have the attributes to take them forward to the next level. It also helps to give young players an insight into what the next level is, as the content of the programme is designed around it being accessible to all categories.”

The success of the programme in 2018 has been highlighted with players progressing to the Huddersfield Giants Scholarship and Category 3 Academy Programme. However, Huddersfield Giants Head of Community, Jonathan Timms, was keen to add: "The programme is not all about performance. Regardless of the level at which you play or your future ambitions as a player, the programme is open to all. Any and all players from the relevant age groups are welcome, our overall aim is to improve all community game players and coaches through professional coaching".

Under 12, 13 and 14s sessions will remain as full day camps held at Leeds Road Sports Complex from 9am to 2pm with a registration fee of £30 covering all sessions including a FREE O’Neills training shirt. Under 15 and 16s sessions will be delivered at The DRAM Sport & Community Centre from 9am to 10:30 and will be FREE of charge supported by HGCT Education.

One parent of an under 13s player spoke particularly highly of the development days in 2018: "The coaching the kids receive is first class, you can see them been challenged beyond what they have done before picking up and learning new skills. The sessions are well structured and most of all fun as well as developing the players".

Development Day dates can be found below, for more information and to register please visit or email  

U12’s (Year 6 & 7) 9am-2pm @ Leeds Road Sports Complex

£30 Registration Fee (Includes FREE O’Neills Training Shirt)

Tues 19th February 2019 

Tues 16th & 23rd April 2019

Tues 23rd July 2019

Tues 6th & 20th August 2019



U13’s (Year 8) 9am-2pm @ Leeds Road Sports Complex

£30 Registration Fee (Includes FREE O’Neills Training Shirt)

Thursday 21st February 2019

Thursday 18th & 25th April 2019

Thursday 25th July 2019

Thursday 8th & 22nd August 2019


U14’s (Year 9) 9am-2pm @ Leeds Road Sports Complex

£30 Registration Fee (Includes FREE O’Neills Training Shirt)

Friday 22nd February 2019

Friday 26th April 2019

Friday 31st May 2019

Friday 26th July 2019

Friday 9th & 23rd August 2019


U15 & U16s (Year 10 & 11) 9am-10:30am @ DRAM Sport & Community Centre

FREE Registration

Saturday 24th Nov 2018

Saturday 15th December 2018

Saturday 26th January 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Saturday 30th March 2019





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Heikki Kovalainen



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