To support the first tier of players who meet the Age & Stage requirements detailed in the Player Development Framework, they will receive enhanced coaching and player development in one of at least 10 Regional Talent Hubs across the country. This will transform the current programme for this age group, which comprises delivery of Regional Performance Centres (RPCs) and Regional Development Tournaments (RDTs). We have introduced better services to support players at this stage of their development, including competition, education, staff and parental resources and training. The club coach role and input will also be enhanced, with feedback and support on coaching practice, training etc., so there is an extension to the development impact.
As per our insight, we have taken the decision to offer this level of programme to 11-15-year olds (also in line with our Player Development Framework Ages & Stages).
The content of the Aspire Programme will be aligned to the Player Development Framework.