Jason Davidson

Job Title
Team Manager


Jason Davidson is the longest serving and most successful conditioner in the English game having spent 12 seasons at the Rhinos and helped deliver 13 major titles to the club. 2016 saw Jason awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Sport from Leeds Beckett University having established himself as one of the leading conditioners in British sport. Jason was the first Sheffield born player to sign for Sheffield Eagles when it was set up by now Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington. A full back or stand off in his player days, he moved to Doncaster after Sheffield before returning to the Eagles when they merged with Huddersfield Giants as an Academy coach. When the two clubs split again a year later, Davidson remained at the Giants and also took on conditioning duties. His move to Headingley Carnegie saw him join up with his former boss Tony Smith and succeeded former Head Conditioner Steve Walsh, having spent five years at the Galpharm Stadium. Jason oversees all conditioning for the club including the first team, academy squads and scholarship players, working with the coaches of the younger grade teams to develop the next generation of players so they are ready to take the step up to the first team squad when the time arises. In 2008 Jason was appointed Head Conditioner of the England national side working with Tony Smith once again as an integral part of the coaching team, a role he held for two years, and in 2011 he worked with the Rugby League invitational side the Exiles.