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DPP nominations open for young players

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Leicester Tigers would like to invite clubs and schools to nominate any boys in the Under-13/Year 8 age group to be selected for our Regional Developing Player Programme (DPP).The DPP is managed in partnership with the RFU and the Staffordshire, Notts Lincs & Derby, Eastern Counties (Norfolk) and Leicestershire constituent bodies, and provides high quality player development opportunities for players aged 12-16. The primary aim is to enhance the development of promising players across the region while also clearly identifying players that are suitable for the Leicester Tigers Academy.   Club and school coaches are asked to carefully select up to five players for nomination. Players should show above average standards in the core skills of catch and  pass, tackle and contact and/or have excellent game understanding and tactical awareness. We also encourage nomination of any players with outstanding physical qualities or potential (speed, size, height, strength). Please complete the online nomination form by December 31, 2015 with your recommendations. If you feel you have more than five players that meet the requirements, please email [email protected] with supporting information.    All nominations will be administered centrally and players will be invited to attend an assessment session at their local centre in January.   Leicester Tigers Regional Developing Player Programme  Leicestershire 1  Stoneygate Training Ground, Leicester  Leicestershire 2  Hinckley RUFC  Derbyshire  Mount St Marys College  Lincolnshire  Market Rasen & Louth RFC  Nottinghamshire  Newark RFC  West Norfolk  West Norfolk RFC  East Norfolk  Easton College, Norwich  Staffordshire North  Longton RFC  Staffordshire South  Walsall RFC