On the PitchCity of Hull Academy

City of Hull Academy

The City of Hull Academy has gone from strength to strength both on and off the pitch since plans were announced to combine the Hull Kingston Rovers and Hull FC academies from the 2016 season.

The new relationship saw both clubs set first team history and rivalry aside to bring their two existing youth development systems under one roof at Bishop Burton College, with the long-term aim of increasing both the quantity and quality of Hull-based players playing the game at the highest level.

A positive first season at under-19s and under-16s level saw two youthful squads predominantly made up of first-year players at each age group finish in a respectable mid table before both sides kicked on 12 months later. The 19s were particularly impressive in 2017 in reaching the semi-finals, but lost out narrowly to Castleford Tigers to deny them a first Grand Final appearance.

Led by captain Owen Harrison, the 19s will be looking to go one step further in 2018 whilst the scholarship squad will focus on development across their smaller fixture list.

 

The team behind the teams

Supported by a number of volunteers, the Academy has nine full-time members of staff:

Danny Wilson – Academy Director

Rob Nickolay – Assistant Academy Director

Jason Netherton – Under-19s Head Coach

Rob Wilson – Under-16s Head Coach and Under-19s Assistant Coach

Nathan Freer – Head of Strength and Conditioning

Sasch Brook – Player Welfare Manager

Matty Faulkner – Talent ID and Recruitment

Rowena Myrans – Head Physiotherapist

Ben Towse – Media Manager

 

Contact Us

Stadium: Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, HU7 8QG

Twitter: @COHA_RL

Facebook: /COHARL

Ticketing: Free entry for all 2018 members, non-members priced at £2 adults and £1 concessions.