On Tuesday of this week the much-celebrated youth development partnership between 'Haven and Hull FC began with a training session at the LEL Arena. The session was taken by rugby league legend and Hull FC development officer, Lee Crooks. Although the session was heavily impacted by Covid isolation issues, which saw only Kells under 15's able to make it, Lee informed that "The Kells lads were enthusiastic, engaging and took on board what was spoken about. I am already looking forward to next week's session".
These training sessions are due to continue right through July and August and all community clubs who have a under 14's and 16's side have been invited down, in pairs, to at least one session each. There will also be a development day each for the under 14's and 16's, with the 14's scheduled for Wednesday the 27th of July and the 16's being Wednesday the 25th of August.
Lee finished off by explaining that "these community club sessions are designed to introduce the players to a professional training environment, so they know what to expect if they decide they want to attend the Centre of Excellence programme. It also gives us the chance to talk to about the programme and how it will benefit those taking part."
There will be further exciting announcements on 'Haven's new youth setup in the coming weeks.