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.

2017/18 Season sees the launch of our Academy. The Academy has been 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

Our Academy Officials


Mark Grayson

Director of Academy

Scott Armstrong

Strength and Conditioning

Jo Wylder

Head Coach Senior Colts

Paul Carr

Head Coach Junior Colts

Andy Robinson

Head Coach U16s


Academy Administrator