The Hughes Insurance Ulster Academy

Based at the Newforge Training Ground along with the Senior Ulster Squad, the aim of the Hughes Insurance Ulster Rugby Academy is to provide a continuous flow of indigenous rugby talent to perform to Interprovincial, European and International standards. All Academy players must have the ability to play rugby for Ireland, and player potential for a place in the programme is assessed under the following areas; skills and positional competence, fitness, tactical and game awareness, and personal attitude.

Hughes Insurance Ulster Academy Players are aged between 18 and 22 years old; however, the identification process of this young talent begins as early as U16/Medallion level through both the Youth and the School systems.

Coaches

Allen Clarke

Michael Black

Brian McLaughlin

David Drake

Amy Davis

Matthew Maguire

David Minion

Hughes Insurance Ulster Academy Squad 2012-13

John Andrew

Jake Caulfield

John Donnan

Conor Joyce

Stuart McCloskey

Kyle McCall

Jonny Murphy

Alan O'Connor

David Shanahan

James Simpson

Rory Scholes

Andrew Warwick