Widnes become official development partner for England RL

Widnes Vikings have confirmed that the club has been accredited as an England Rugby League Development Partner for delivery of the Rugby Football League’s Embed the Pathway programme.

The aim of the Embed the Pathway accreditation system is to ‘kitemark’ organisations working in partnership with England Rugby League to develop the talent base for age groups from Under-12s to Under-14s.

The ultimate aim of the programme is to grow a greater pool of talent to improve standards and develop potential England players.

“Now that the club has England Rugby League Player Development Partner status we can continue to identify current high performers and also those players that we believe have long term high potential,” Kurtis Marsh, Widnes Vikings player performance manager.

“Our efforts in identifying and developing young players are evident in the number of players currently in our First Team squad.

“Having been awarded England Rugby League Player Development Partner accreditation we will continue to offer coaching to young people and offer a clear pathway progression through the academy environment and into the professional ranks.”

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