According to the Leeds Rhinos academy coaching staff, the students have embraced the programme fantastically with two players, Ben Frankland and Douglas Foster having progressed into the Yorkshire Colleges squad before gaining international honours with the England Colleges squad.
Ben Frankland has progressed even further and has now gained a trial at Leeds Rhinos, while another promising player, Zack Lillywhite has gained a trial at Sheffield Eagles.
Jonny Wainhouse Leeds Rhinos Community Manager thinks the Leeds City College Academy is a fantastic way for players to progress through the Rugby League ranks.
He commented: "To see players have an opportunity to progress to the next level is extremely humbling for the all involved. A pathway way has been created and this is a clear indicator it works."
Leeds City College have a trial match arranged for students interested in Rugby League for the 2013-14 season. From this, trial players will have the opportunity to progress into the Leeds City College Rugby League Academy. As well as the trial, each attendee will receive a complimentary ticket for the Leeds Rhinos v Castleford game on the same evening.
Date: Friday 7th June
Venue: Leeds Rugby Academy, Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BW
Brief itinerary for the event:
4.30pm: Meet at the Leeds Rugby Academy, Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3BW
4.45pm: Tour of facilities
5pm: Changing rooms
5.15pm: KO trial game
6.15pm: Final whistle
8pm: Leeds v Castleford
If you are interested and want to learn more about the trial and the Leeds City College Rugby Academy please email Jonny Wainhouse on firstname.lastname@example.org