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.
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.
The centres are based at:
- Bournville RFC (Greater Birmingham)
- Warwick School (South Warwickshire & Solihull)
- Sixways (Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Black Country)
- Telford College (Shropshire)
Each centre will have a Head Coach, Assistant Coach and a Support-Coaches Volunteer.
Head Coach – Ben Weaver
Support Coach – Mitch McGahan
Head Coach – Huw Thomas
Support Coach – Dave Hesketh
Support Coach – Ben Palmer
Head Coach – Trevor Bufton
Support Coach – Frankie Muratore
Support Coach – Jake Pratley
Support Coach – Jamie Southwell
Support Coach – Rob Bray
Support Coach – Dan Stokes
Support Coach – Andy Wilkes
Head Coach – Dale Smallman
Support Coach – Paul Young
Support Coach – Will Bennett
Support Coach – Matt Jones
Support Coach – John Das Gupta
Academy Manager Chim Gale
“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 Academy at the age of 18.
“Our aim is to find players who will one day be good enough to represent the first-team.”