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Your News Liverpool Collegiate launch Rugby Academy

LIVERPOOL Collegiate had most-capped Wales hooker Garin Jenkins and Lancashire RFU President Don Welsh sharing the official duties when they presided over the official launch day of the newly created Rugby Academy at their headquarters at Liverpool Cricket & Sporting Club in Aigburth.

The opening was marked by Garin & Don presenting Academy T Shirts to 20-year-old Chris Lloyd, the clubs leading points scorer last season and the club Player of the Year. And at the other end of the Academy spectrum, to 15-year-old Jamie Lightbody, Jamie plays full back for the Under 16s.

Don Welsh, president of Lancashire RFU addressed the 120 attendees and wished the club every success with their ambitious and progressive venture.

Gary Ackerley, the Academy Manager, said: This Academy is the next stage in the development of the club, both to improve the standard of rugby and to encourage the retention of our young players. The Academy will provide opportunities for skills development while offering educational support with coaching & refereeing courses for its members.

Garin Jenkins then led the Academy players in an hour-long training session that was both dynamic and fun for the players and the watching parents and supporters.

The Academy will now run regular training sessions for around 100 players whilst developing strategies that include provision for ladies and girls teams in the future.

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