In 2020, Coleg y Cymoedd, became the official academy partners of Wales Rugby League.
The partnership, which is now to be known as the “Wales Rugby League National Development Academy” is the only Rugby Football League officially accredited dual academy in Wales, and are committed to producing the next generation of male and female rugby league players, with a potential pathway to play in Super League and international rugby league.
The Wales Rugby League National Development Academy recruit male and female players aged 16-19 and provides full-time education alongside daily training regimes that are led by Mark Jones, the WRL’s national development manager, and Geraint Kettley, a level 4 strength and conditioning coach. They will be assisted by Wales Students head coach Paul Emanuelli, and Wales U19s assistant coach Wayne Ponting.
Their programme aims to develop all players to an international standard and involves focus areas of Strength and Conditioning, and Technical and Tactical development, alongside providing an enjoyable experience of personal development for all our young athletes. They will also train daily and play competitive games together on a weekly basis, competing in the British Colleges League and Cup competitions.
For those who would like to attend the Wales Rugby League National Development Academy, please complete an online application form at https://www.cymoedd.ac.uk/en/course/33853/level-3-in-sport-rugby-league to reserve your spot, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mark Jones on 07886 654933.