Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
leicestertigers.comMattioli Woods Welford RoadContact UsTopps Tiles

Neil McCarthy leaves Tigers Academy

Figure image
Neil McCarthy has left his role as Academy Manager at Leicester Tigers after seven-and-a-half seasons at the club.

McCarthy said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Tigers, working with a range of world-class players and coaches. However, after a good time span at the club and having overseen the identification and development of a number of players that have gone on to represent both Leicester Tigers and their respective national teams, I have decided that this is a good point in which to leave this role and seek further challenges.”
A spokesman for the club said: “Neil has made a significant contribution to the club and leaves the Academy as one of the highest-performing programmes in the world. We wish him all the best in the future.”
McCarthy was a hooker with Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Orrell during his playing career and was capped by England in 1999-2000.
The Tigers Academy has produced a string of players for the senior squad over many years, including Tom Croft, Dan Cole, Manu Tuilagi, Tom and Ben Youngs, and Matt Smith. Among the most recent graduates to earn first-team recognition are front-rowers Fraser Balmain, Tiziano Pasquali, Harry Thacker, Riccardo Bruganara and Jake Farnworth.