posted on 26 November 2015

We are delighted to announce that our new principal partner for the coming season is Backstage Academy. Backstage Academy will feature on the front of the Wildcats 2016 home shirt, both playing shirts and replicas.

Backstage Academy provides the best possible training for the flourishing live events industry, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities enabling students to gain real hands on experience while they learn.

Founded in July 2009, Backstage Academy has quickly earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for events training, specialising in degree courses, short courses and bespoke training programmes for young students, established professionals and community groups.

Graduates of these courses have gone on to gain employment on the Jay Z world tour, at the Winter Olympics and the Glastonbury and Leeds festivals to name but a few.

"Backstage Academy are extremely proud to be the principal sponsors of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats” said Adrian Brooks, Founder of Backstage Academy.“Whilst our team at Backstage Academy have built a strong reputation in our industry, we realised that our profile is still quite low in our home city. By being associated with the team at our Super League club, and also through our partnerships with two of the other world-famous visitor attractions in the city, in the shape of the Hepworth Gallery and the Sculpture Park, we hope that both our local and international profile will increase significantly. We are keen to see Backstage Academy gain university title in the next couple of years and look forward to enjoying a long and mutually rewarding partnership with the Wildcats, as both our organisations continue to work together to improve our city through its ambitious plans for growth".

“We are thrilled about the new partnership that we have in place with Backstage Academy for the new season” says Verity Thomas, Commercial Manager at the Wildcats. “We will be working with the team closely throughout the year and will be working on some exciting projects together. Watch this space for further announcements!”

For more information on courses that are run by Backstage Academy or to find out more about the business and the wonderful work that they do, visit or call 01977 659 880.


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