September 2017

GRLA September 2017 Strength & Conditioning Assessments!

By | September 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

    The GRLA boys hit the running track!   The GRLA 2017/18 players completed their first strength & conditioning assessments of the year on 10th September. It was an opportunity for them to obtain their baseline results, giving them further focus & motivation to progress. The lads showed great determination and drive [...]

August 2017

GRLA’s Jack Stevenson earns trial at London Broncos U19s!

By | August 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Following on from a successful week-long training opportunity with the London Broncos U19s Academy in early July, GRLA's Jack Stevenson earned an extended trial period with the club due to his impressive strength and overall attitude! Jack, who originates from the Aberdeen Warriors club in his native Scotland, has been plying his trade with Halifax [...]

June 2017

GRLA at Wigan Warriors U19s Academy!

By | June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

GRLA's Jack Stevenson at the Warriors training facility, Central Park!   Our current crop of GRLA players – Jack Stevenson, Archie Andrade & Jordan Gray (all hailing from the Aberdeen Warriors RLFC and representing Scotland RL internationally at either U19 or Student level) – all recently took part in a fantastic training experience [...]

May 2017

GRLA Strength & Conditioning Assessment Day!

By | May 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On Sunday 7th May 2017 GRLA undertook Strength & Conditioning assessments under the guidance of coach, Juan Jasso. This year S&C assessments have been undertaken once every 3 months in an attempt to monitor improvements/areas for development in our players. The main focus is on 3 rep maximum lifts on both squat and bench press, [...]

GRLA Coach Juan Jasso in Mexico!

By | May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Over the Easter period, GRLA Strength & Conditioning coach, Juan Jasso, visited the Mexican Rugby League to conduct a number of coaching clinics. He spent two weeks on this trip and, in & amongst eating vast quantities of Mexican food, he saw significant development in the local rugby league players whilst proudly wearing his GRLA [...]

March 2017

Jack, Jordan & Huddersfield Giants Academy!

By | March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

GRLA's Jordan Gray (left), Luke Robinson (Giants U19's Head Coach), & GRLA's Jack Stevenson (right) GRLA's Jack Stevenson & Jordan Gray, who both hail from the Aberdeen Warriors RL club and are part of the Scotland U19's setup, recently spent 2 weeks training with Huddersfield Giants U19's Academy (between 13th February and 24th [...]

February 2017

GRLA’s Archie Andrade & his Leeds Rhinos experience!

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

On January 3rd GRLA's Archie Andrade, of the Aberdeen Warriors RL club, began a 12 week trial with Leeds Rhinos U19 Academy. This was a trial experience thoroughly earned through his continued efforts with the Halifax Elite Rugby Academy (HERA) side in the National College League in which he caught the eye with a number [...]

January 2017

German Rugby League player’s GRLA visit!

By | January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

On 22nd January German rugby league player, Joshua Leutenecker, came to Manchester to explore the potential opportunities that exist for him on the Global Rugby League Academy programme! Joshua was introduced to staff at Manchester Metropolitan University, partner university of GRLA, where he undertook a tour of the university campus and sports facilities at Platt [...]

December 2016

GRLA 2016 – A Year in Review

By | December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As we approach the New Year that is 2017, it is a great time to reflect on 2016 here at GRLA. Indeed, 2016 has seen 6 young players from outside the heartlands of rugby league travel to Yorkshire on the GRLA programme! These players are Iliass Laachiri,  Matej Beslic, & Fionn O'Donnell (all 2015/16 season), [...]

Manchester Metropolitan University GRLA visit!

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Monday 5th December saw GRLA visit Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to give the players an insight into what Higher Education pathways potentially lie in front of them following the completion of their BTEC Level 3 Diploma's. The lads were given a tour around the city centre campus, including the physiotherapy rooms, the library and the [...]

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