The North Derbyshire Chargers have a history of developing Rugby League talent from the community game through professional scholarship and academy level and up to international level This season saw Chargers old boys Alasdair McDougall-Stone and Lee Sandars running out for Scotland and England respectively in this year's Student World Cup competition.
Our current Under 14s squad features players who have been offered scholarships with a professional Rugby League team and this Sunday sees them take to the field in their first curtain raiser match as the North Derbyshire Chargers Under 14s take on the New Earswick All Blacks at the Huntington Stadium.
Kick off will be around 2pm with the main event of the York City Knights vs Sheffield Eagles kicking off an hour later at 3pm.
This is the second curtain raiser which the club has organised, having seen the Under 16s taking on the Nottingham Outlaws at Featherstone Rovers earlier this season.
The club continue to find as many opportunities as possible to showcase their talent in front of coaches and talent scouts from surrounding professional clubs to provide players with talent and ability to progress through to the professional game if their ability allows it.
The curtain raiser will mark the end of the playing season for the Under 14s with training opportunities to continue to take place with the Under 16 squad prior to the introduction of an 8 week player development programme in the off season - more information to be made available soon.
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