Academy Rugby at KLRUFC

Welcome to Kirkby Lonsdale the home of probably one of the best mini and youth set-ups in the North West. Having started 30 years ago, our mini and youth section has grown from a handful of players to around 400 who come every Sunday throughout the season. In the 2016/17 season, 70% of our all conquering 1st team were players who have come through our mini and youth structure.

The Academy was formed to aid the players transition from mini and youth to our senior structure. Our recent success has been built on the number of home grown players who have come through our mini and youth structure or joined our club at Colts level. The role of the Academy is to make the transition to Senior Rugby as smooth as possible and to also identify and develop talented young players (both from our ranks and through working with Schools) and engage them in a Performance development programme. If you would like to find out more about our academy please get in touch

Interested in joining us? New to rugby or just new to Kirkby Lonsdale, if you would like to come and try rugby at Kirkby Lonsdale just get in touch.

Our Academy Officials



Director of Academy

Scott Armstrong

Strength and Conditioning

Paul Carr

Head Coach Senior Colts

Andy Robinson

Head Coach Junior Colts

Craig Bradshaw

Head Coach U16s

Tim Wood

Academy Administrator