The EPDG programme selects the top players from the Schools of Rugby programme and other exceptionally talented players from clubs and schools to train with Sale at their at their Carrington facility. The EPDG is not a team based group but focuses on rugby skills, strength and conditioning, speed, agility, nutrition, game analysis and psychological training. The squad is part of the RFU Regional Academy that aims to develop future England and Sale Sharks players. Further information can be found here: http://www.salesharks.com/academy-programmes
The increasingly large numbers of Manchester players selected for County squads, Schools of Rugby and the EPDG is testament to the club's player centric approach to coaching excellence. Although the club consistently delivers County Cup winning sides we also create an environment where every player can reach his or her full potential and posses the wide range of skills required to perform at an elite level.