Sussex Merlins have been awarded the embed the pathway accreditation by the governing body the RFL. This establishes the Merlins as a premier club in the south east for player development.
Chairman Nick Weston said - i'm absolutely delighted for head of coaching Steve Jones and his team that we have achieved this accreditation. It's testament to Steve's vision and leadership of the coaches that we have been able to achieve this.
The Merlins already have 6 level 2 accredited coaches with the ETP course designed to assist coaches understand and identify where players are in their own development curve. The biggest strongest kids don't always transition and this program helps coaches understand that and develop their own coaching skills to benefit players of all ages.