DEVELOPING PLAYER PROGRAMME (DPP)
Warriors launched their Developing Player Programme (DPP) in September 2013 in order to find the next generation of first-team stars.
Warriors set up four centres for talented youngsters to train under the guidance of the best coaches in the West Midlands, but have now expanded to six centres to encompass to growing base of talented rugby players in the Academy’s catchment area.
From these centres, players can progress to the Player Development Groups, with the chance to join the Senior Academy at the age of 18.
The DPP provides youngsters with the opportunity to achieve their dream of playing for Worcester Warriors.
For more information on our DPP, read our handbook by clicking here.
If you are a coach at club or school level and would like to highlight an opposition player from Under 13 to Under 16 age groups for inclusion to the DPP, please email email@example.com with the player’s name, club/school, age group and position.
The centres are based at:
- Bournville RFC (Greater Birmingham)
- Warwick School (South Warwickshire & Solihull)
- Sixways (Worcestershire)
- Hereford Academy (Herefordshire)
- Walsall RFC (Black Country)
- Shrewsbury College (Shropshire)
Each centre will have a Head Coach, and a team of Assistant Coaches.
Head Coach – Ben Weaver
Assistant Coach – Nick Leaney
Assistant Coach – James Panter
Head Coach – Huw Thomas
Assistant Coach – Dave Hesketh
Assistant Coach – Arron Skyrme
Assistant Coach – Jacob Burrows
Head Coach – Frankie Muratore
Assistant Coach – Jamie Southwell
Assistant Coach – Rob Bray
Assistant Coach – Dan Stokes
Assistant Coach – George Trimmer
Assistant Coach – Benny Williams
Head Coach – Dale Smallman
Assistant Coach – Paul Young
Assistant Coach – Will Bennett
Assistant Coach – John Das Gupta
Head Coach – Matt Jones
Assistant Coach – Josh Melvin
Assistant Coach – Harry Bayliss
Assistant Coach – Adam Baldock
Head Coach – Trevor Bufton
Assistant Coach – Tom Page
Assistant Coach – Matt Milsom
DPP Manager Dan Lyne
“The DPP scheme is our first chance to identify the best young players in the area and offer them top-class coaching to aid their development.
“The best players will stay with us and progress through our system until they are ready to form part of our Senior Academy at the age of 18.
“Our aim is to find players who will one day be good enough to represent the first-team.”