My best memories of my time in the Pathway come from all the trips we did to many countries. Nothing beats stepping onto the pitch with your teammates and singing the Welsh Anthem in front of friends and family. My Head Coach at the time pushed us to be the best we could and taught us to always strive for nothing less than winning. We started by winning the C-division Europeans at under 18’s, to having recently competed at the Junior World Cup with some of the worlds top teams. For me, this shows the current strength of the pathway programme and why it is a very exciting time to be a part of it.
- Izzie Howell
More Information on RPCs
These centres hold up to 150 players, around 96 of these will also be National Age Group players. Coached by the junior national teams staff, attendance at RPCs is through nomination from a Dragon Development Centre.
Ages at these centres will range from school year 9 up to international age U18.
The centres will be full day sessions (on Sundays from September to April) between 10am-6pm and involve four hours of pitch contact per day and then a one hour lunchtime meeting/education session.
Holistic Programme & Assessments
A holistic programme will also be delivered through this medium as well as specialised GK coaching at each centre across the cycle (one centre gets GK coaching every three sessions).
Those involved in RPCs will be assessed for National Age Group selection in the October to January window.