Wakefield Wildcats under 20′s Academy will go head-to-head with the Giants on Saturday afternoon at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium (kick-off: 2.30pm).
Glenn Morrison’s youngsters have suffered narrow defeats to Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC in recent weeks but did earn a convincing victory against Bradford Bulls.
They will be looking to build on that against the Giants with the likes of James Davey (pictured) likely to feature plus a whole host of young talent in the Academy ranks.
Entry is free to Gold, Silver and Bronze members and just £3 adults and £2 juniors/concessions for non-members.
It has been a typically busy week for the future generations of the Wildcats, with the under 15′s Scholarship receiving a talk from former Great Britain and England international, and Wildcats Assistant Coach, Paul Broadbent.
‘Beans’ was invited in by Player Performance Manager, John Kain to impart some of the values he adhered to throughout his career that enabled him to lead a side to Challenge Cup glory plus represent his country amongst other achievements in the game.
“Beans is a focussed, hard working person who was very self driven and had a focus to make himself the best he could be,” explained Kain.
“We felt that the under 15′s would really benefit from hearing Paul talk about his background and how he got to where he did within the game and all of the youngsters really took a lot from it.”
On Thursday, members of the Advance Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellent (AASE) continued their programme in the Learning Zone with a tutor visit from Loughborough College.
Each Super League club has six players on the AASE programme who receive regular visits to cover areas such as psychology, nutrition, finance and career planning with visits to individual clubs six times a year and six visits to Odsal Stadium attended by all AASE programme players.
Luke Metcalfe, Tom Middleton, Brad Day, Cameron Leeming, Corbyn Kilday and Danny Mirfin from the under 18′s Academy are the Wildcats on the AASE programme and a more in-depth look at this will feature in ‘The Trinity’ matchday magazine on March 25th.
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