Harlequins Academy

Full time Academy

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The Harlequins Academy comprises three tiers - the Harlequins Surrey, Sussex and Inner London Developing Player Programme (DPP), the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) and the full time Academy. 
 
Full time Academy
 
The top tier of development is through the full time Academy. This is for players aged 18 and over who have both the ability and the desire to progress into a career in professional rugby. 
 
These players train with and alongside the club's senior squad and are treated as young professional players. 
 

Elite Player Development Group (EPDG)

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The second level is the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG).
 
Typically these players will have played divisional or international rugby at Under 16 and will also have demonstrated a commitment beyond the average to become professional players. 
 
The Junior EPDG comprises of boys from the Under 13, 14 and 15 age groups from both Surrey and Sussex. 
 
The group is selected so that the Harlequins full-time Academy coaches can continue to work on developing those players who have shown the most potential.
 
A list of our current EPDG Members are below
 
EPDG
 
Under 18
Jamie Barden, Harry Barlow, Jordan Bond, Dan Cuthbert, Tom Davison, Caolan Englefield, Vince Everitt, Jack Glover, George Hammond, Luke James, Sunni Jardine, Jack Kenningham, Jacob Morris, Blaize Mott, Jack Musk, Kieran Sassone, Jon Searle, Hugh Tizard.
 
Under 17
Dan Aldwinckle, Tom Allen, Lennox Anyanwu, Matt Attalah, James Botterill, James Bourton, Max Boxall,  Ali Bulman, Sam Davies, Alejandro Dearsley, Harry Dugmore, Ed Dunford, Patrick Green, Hayden Hyde, Louis Lynagh, Jack Potter, Jack Reid, Jack Ryder, Sam Riley, Aristot Benz-Salomon, Jon Benz-Salomon, Tobias Scalabrini, Luc Smith, Jake Williams.
 
Under 16
Oliver Barrow, Finlay Baxter, Oscar Beard, Charlie Beckett, Theo Bevacqua, Bryn Bradley, Alex Clayton, Cassius Cleaves, Ade Coker, Enzo Croy, Josh Dodson, Andrew Fadera, Cassius Forshaw, Ashley Goodwin, Reubin Hart, Jonny Haynes, Ted Johnson, Finn Livingstone-Learmonth, Joshua Macco, Tom Marvin, Calvin Mukeba, Albert Nana-Fodja, Samuel Odu, David Offori-Manteaw, Elliott Powell, Marc Purves, Jack Springate, Caelan Stanton, Dylan Thomas, William Trenholm, Thomas Tribe, Henry Turnbull. 
 
Junior EPDG
 
 
Under 15
Jamie Benson, Ben Calow, Ollie Cook, Kamdi Dozie-Ajaegbu, George Jeavons, Finlay Lock, Ed Volley, Darragh Walsh, Luke Wylie. 
 
Under 14
Jamie Anderson, Harry Browne, Charlie Clare, Luke Genco, Ethan Knight, Ludo Kolade, Pierce Llewellyn, Seun Ogunyemi, George Papa, Oliver Percival, Bruno Perry, Sam Skinner, Jack Soltermann, Julius Turley, 

Developing Player Programme (DPP)

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The Developing Player Programme (DPP) is the entry level into the Academy. The role of the DPP is to work with county coaches and development officers to identify players who have the talent to benefit from, and progress through, the programme. 
 
The DPP provides training programmes for, and monitors the progress being made by each player. DPP players will continue to play rugby for their club, school and county side.
 
Our DPP members are listed below.
   
Under 16 Surrey
Aidan Barry, Jack Berg, Lewis Brown, Harvey Cutmore, Paul Dewey, Alex Ezimora, Ruben Fraser, Jack Hamilton, Joe Harmsworth, Robert Levins, Chris Lipczynksi, Tom Purnell, George Rawkins, Alex Riches, Luke Scott, Sumatera Simarmata, Tyrese Simpson Peter Sinclair, Finn Skinner, Alfie Velasco.

Under 16 Sussex
Hunter Bailey, Matthieu Bridger, Oliver Chennell, Harry Clark, George Clarke, Hugo Coredschi, Sam Craig, Macram Dernawi, Frazer Falzon, Samuel Gilliland, Darren Locke, George Newton, Ben Saunders, Alex Slater, Ethan Stone, George Thomas, Oliver Walker, James Young.
 
Under 15 Surrey
Caleb Acquah, Sunny Baolgun, Jamie Benson, Jack Bodell, Tom Bushell, Ben Calow, Noah Chamberlain, Ollie Cook, Will Craigie, Kamdi Dozie - Ajaegbu, Eoin Finn, Matthew Gwyther, Will Hobson, Nathan Jibulu, Joe Jones, Finlay Lock, Thomas Lynagh, Tari Mutu, Piero Noah, Lorcan O'Bryne Nestor, Kitan Ojo, Robbie Philpott, Ben Potter, Finn Rennles, Joe Scrivener, Seon Shaw, Ben Stefanik, Christian Tait, Sam Tilley, Tom Tomlin, Alfie Ulvmoen, Ed Volley, Darragh Walsh, Max Wellman, Tom Whiteley, Luke Wyllie.
 
Under 15 Sussex
Matthew Barrow, Ben Bishop, Louis Blanshard, Ben Calow, James Carter, Henry Coleman, Robert Ellis, Austin Emens, Spike Gleaves, Tom Goldman, Ben Goode, Oscar Hicks, Hugo Hughes, George Jeavons, Cameron Kinross, Jack McCulloch, Joshua Pratt, Chris Preen, Thomas Routledge, Guy Schlaefli, Johny Staples, Travis Suckling, Nathan Sutton, Henry Swanson, Josh Tusler, Joshua Vetch, Thomas Wharton.

Under 14 Surrey

Jamie Anderson, Will Ayton, Henry Boyle, Ben Clark, Jude Clark, Josh Clarke, Sam Copland, Matthew Durbridge, Jamie Flatley, Dominic Flynn, Archie Gardiner, Luke Genco, George Godfrey, Brice Guignard, Leo Hales, Harvey Hewson, Raff Hollister, Ollie Hudson, Robbie Innes, Ethan Knight, Will Lewis, Pierce Llewllyn, Josh Lyon, Liam MacDonald, Max McKinlay, Charlie Morison, Seun Ogunyemi, George Papa, Enzo Pedersen, Oliver Percival, Harry Rice, Scott Ross, Finn Tawse, Tosin Teriba, Julius Turley, Nicolas Vicente, Lewis Wakefield, Callum Wimble, Charlie Woodfine, Jamie Yorke

Under 14 Sussex

Bradley Anderson, Reiss Arghios, Ben Aubrey, Ben Brown, Harry Browne, William Chambers, Charlie Clare, Max Dombrowe, Jack Doorey-Palmer, Henry Duke, Jack Flower, Toby Gale, Alex Harrison, Alex Jefferiss, Jack Jones, Toby Kemp, Ludo Kolade, Regan Law, Charlie Morison, Bradley Palmer, Bruno Perry, Josh Poole, Rory Quigley, Leo Ravaudet, Jacob Ray, Ben Richardson, Luke Roberts, Sam Skinner, Jack Soltermann, Louie Stillman, Tom Sunray-Jellis, Luke Twigger, Billy Vigar, Ben Walker.


Under 15 Inner London
Jacob Adedoyin-Griffiths, Adam Boake, Titus Briggs, Leon Davis, Kamsi Egwim, Jonathan Erhabor, Kahri Giscombe, Ethan Goldbourne, Jaiden Keys, Ned Klasener, Nebi Mahari,  Tachengetwa Masanga, Odel Offiah, Riccardo Pinherio, Kairell Quaye, Andre Raubenheimer, Oliver Reilly, Theo Riddle, Abdu-noor Sebankyaye, Nikola Stoyanov, Guy Thompson, Liam Walker, Dylan Wheeler

Under 14 Inner London

Nikita Authier-Labille, Levi Burke-Astorino, Heusan Chan, Marcus Clarke, Reon Donkor, Aaron Dubet, Joseph-John Harvey, Ben Hicks, Daniel Okon, Bailey Penfold, Owen Rossel, Michael Ryan, Jacob Steele, Amir Sultan-Edwards, Russell Sundam Da-Costa, Doneil Swaby, Byron Thomas, Lewys Timms, Lucas Tobbell, Blaise Treverton, Mickael Varela, Thierry White

Under 13 Inner London

Jevan Anno, Marco Antonio - Cardenas, Gino Bryan, Matteo Clements, Kai Clutterbuck, Joe Clune, Euan Findlay, Bailey Finnis, Tai Flanagan, Tom Greenwood, Zedan Gustave-Denton, Ayomide Ibrahim, Gabriel Idusohan, Shai Keys,  Ronald Lyon, Ryan Odita, Jenkins Ouma, Mason Owuse-Akyeaw, Oliver Pace, Guy Rogers, Elliot Shrimpton, Shyanne Smith.

Academy Dates

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All EPDG, JEPDG and Surrey DPP sessions are held at Harlequins Training Centre, Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD.

All Sussex DPP sessions are held at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8YR.

All Inner London DPP sessions are held at Tooting and Mitcham FC, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF


EPDG Day Camps 2017/18


July – 10,11,13 – 17,18, 20 – 24,25,27 - 30
August -  1,3 – 7,8,10 - 14,15
October – 23, 24,26 (Half Term)
December – 18,19,21 (Xmas)
February – 12,13,15 (Half Term)
April – TBC (Easter)


EPDG Monday evening session 2017/2018 7pm – 9pm


September – 11, 18 
October – 2, 9, 16
November – 6, 13, 20
December – 4
January – 4, 8,15,29
February – 5, 26
March – 5, 26


JEPDG Day Camps 2017/18 – All JEPDG sessions run from 10:30 – 14:30 on Wednesdays


July - 12, 19 
August - 2, 9 and 15
October – 25
December – 20
February -14
April – TBC


DPP – U14, U15 Surrey and U14, U15 Sussex.
Day Camps run from 10:30 – 13:00


Mon 3rd July – Evening session both counties
   Wed 26th July – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 
   Mon 21st August – Day Camp Sussex
  Tues 22nd August – Day Camp Surrey

Evening sessions through school term, all run from 7 – 9pm:


Mon 25th September
Mon 30th October
Mon 27th November
Mon 11th December
Mon 22nd January
Mon 19th February
Mon 12th March
   Mon 16th April 


 


DPP – U16 Surrey and U16 Sussex.
Day Camps run from 10:30 – 13:00


Mon 3rd July – Evening session both counties
   Wed 26th July – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 
   Mon 21st August – Day Camp Sussex
  Tues 22nd August – Day Camp Surrey

Evening sessions through school term, all run from 7 – 9pm:


Mon 25th September 
Mon 30th October 
Mon 27th November
Mon 11th December



       Inner London DPP 2017/18 U13, U14 and U15 


All evening sessions run from 5.30 - 8pm.
All day camps will run from 10am - 12.30pm


Wednesday 9th August - Evening
Wednesday 6th September - Evening
Thursday 26th October - Day camp
Friday 27th October - Day camp
Wednesday 15th November - Evening
Wednesday 13th December - Evening
Wednesday 10th January - Evening
Thursday 15th February - Day Camp
Friday 16th February - Day camp
Wednesday 7th March - Evening
Wednesday 11th April - Evening

Weight Centres

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Weight Centres


We have a number of weight centres that are available for all EPDG players and for all U15 DPP Players. The details of the centres can be found below. Please note that these weight centres only run between September and April. You will receive an email with the exact start dates in August.  


Centre 1:
Surrey Sports Park
Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD
Monday 6 -7 (DPP) and 7-8 pm (EPDG)
Thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm and 6.30 - 7.30pm. DPP and EPDG - players can attend either session. 


Contact - Tim Hall (07950402696) 


Centre 2:
Crystal Palace
The National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB
Tuesday 6-7 pm & Thursday 6-7 pm
Contact - Keith Morgan (07885049435) & Tim Hall (07950402696) 


Centre 3:
Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL
Tuesday & Thursday 7-8 pm
Contact - Brendan Hayes (07976431964) & Tim Hall (07950402696) 



The Weights Centres are free of charge and are available for all EPDG and U15 DPP Players. Sessions will be individualised depending on players needs and training history. However, common themes will involve the development of barbell technique, the improvement of physical literacy, a low level resistance stimulus and developments in core strength & range of movement. We also aspire to educate and advise the players in regards to training options & habits away from the weight centre sessions.

The Weight Centre’s offer a good opportunity for us to gauge where the boys are at and lay important foundations for their current and future development. These are not compulsory sessions but we do recommend you attend when possible. 

Academy Nutrition

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The Harlequins Performance Nutrition Philosophy....


"At Harlequins we adopt a fresh food philosophy right thoughout the club, right from our DPP to our 1st XV; prioritising whole, unprocessed, nutrition dense food to support the growth, development and performance of our Harlequins."


Please click here for a pdf on nurition for the younger athlete


 


ACADEMY GUIDELINES


Basics...


1. Include a source of protein at every meal to support the growth and repair of your developing muscles. Eggs, milk and greek yoghurt are excellent example of protein sources that can be included in your breakfast or used as a recovery snack! Prioritise lean meats and fish as a protein source at both lunch and dinner. Aim for one of these meals / snacks approximately every 3 hours.


2. Fuel your training with high performance foods! Carbohydrates are our bodies high intensity fuel source, without them we may struggle for energy and perform poorly. Fuel your training with low GI foods such as sweet potato, oats, rice, quinoa etc. Combine this fuel with some protein to continue to support your muscles and some fruit / vegetables.


3. Nail your recovery! Training causes damage to your muscle and depletes our bodies fuel stores meaning we need to act quickly post session/game to aid the recovery of our muscles and restoration of our fuel stores. High quality protein and higher GI carbohydrates are key. Milk and fruit are ideal for this! A large glass of milk supplies us with qualities proteins, carbohydrates and a host of vitamins and minerals; whilst the fruit increases the carbohydrate and antioxidant content of the recovery snack. Because some of these vitamins in milk are fat soluble (needs fat to be absorbed) whole milk is a preferred choice for the adolescent athlete. Other great options are greek yoghurts, or a fruit smoothies (made with milk and yoghurt). At this age supplementation is not required, the priority is optimising your dietary habits with whole food. As and when the athlete progresses to a stage where supplementation may be necessary, all supplements must be informed sport registered and cleared by the club nutritionist. 


4. Aim for 7+ servings of fruit and veg a day!  I know this sounds high but when you set small targets like 2 servings per meal and 1 with your snack it becomes very achievable. Fruits and vegetables not only support your immune system but also are a great source of antioxidants which help our bodies recover faster from the demands of training and playing.


5. Keep Hydrated! Have a large glass of water as soon as you wake up and make sure to carry a water bottle on you at all times whether you are at school, training, or simply on a train. Don't let yourself go thirsty, try have a few mouthfuls of fluid every 10-15 mins at training to ensure you are staying on top of things.


6. Don't fear fats! Some fats such as omega 3 fatty acids are essential to our bodies. Try have 1 - 2 sources of high quality dietary fats daily such as oily fish at meal times, nuts as a snack or extra virgin olive oil drizzled over your vegetables at dinner.


Extra information:


Match Day Meals - Breakfast


Ensuring we are adequately fuelled for match day is essential to limit fatgiue and optimise performance. As a result we need to ensure we consume enough carbohydrates both the day before and morning of a game. These Banana & Oat Game Day Pancakes are a great option for breakfast. Rich in protein, they also supply your body with some quality slow release carbohydrates to have you firing on all cylinders for kick off.


 


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EPDG & DPP Recovery Guidelines

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For information on EPDG and DPP recovery guidelines please click here.

Injury Management

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For more information on Injury Management guidelines please click here.

EPDG Sleep Guidance

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Academy contacts

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Position
Name
Email Address
Academy Manager Tony Diprose tony.diprose@quins.co.uk
Academy Head Coach Jim Evans jim.evans@quins.co.uk
Assistant Academy Coach Warren Abrahams warren.abrahams@quins.co.uk
Academy Coach Development Officer Gary Street gary.street@quins.co.uk
Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach Tim Hall tim.hall@quins.co.uk
Academy Physiotherapist Chris Oliver chris.oliver@quins.co.uk
Academy Administrator Louise Ryan louise.ryan@quins.co.uk