Featherstone Rovers became an accredited ETP partner club in 2016.  England Talent Pathway is a programme of coach and player development days in non-selective environments, which aims to develop all talent within the age groups of U12-U16s. The aim is to grow a greater pool of talent to improve standards and develop potential England Rugby League players. The ETP program has 4 key areas of development; Coachability; Mental Attributes; Game and Movement. 

Featherstone Rovers run a series of open access development days throughout the year for both boys and girls. We encourage talent transfer participants where possible, therefore we welcome someone who might not have played Rugby League before but displays some of the skills attributes that could be applied to the game.

Become an Accredited Partner School

Featherstone Rovers Foundation can provide the help and support any secondary school to become an accredited ETP partner school.


Rovers have been working hard to develop Rugby League at Featherstone Academy over the past 2 years. This support has now been identified by the Rugby Football League as the Rovers have assisted the Academy to become an accredited England Rugby League partner school and utilise the 'England Talent Pathway' (ETP) framework in the curriculum. The school was the first to be accredited in the Wakefield District. 

ETP Development Days 2019

ETP Development Day & Playing Opportunity

We are still looking for boys and girls to join the England Talent Pathway programme at Featherstone Rovers RLFC for 2019. This programme provides a fantastic opportunity to access high quality coaching and develop their existing skills in a professional environment.

Summer Tri-Series 2019 (Boys Yr 10 & 11):

Tuesday 6th August 10-12pm  

Tuesday 20th August 10-12pm

Monday 2nd September 6-7:30pm

X2 playing opportunities VS Wakefield Trinity ETP & Castleford Tigers ETP.

Wednesday 21st August - Wakefield Trinity ETP VS Featherstone Rovers ETP (A)

Wednesday 4th September - Featherstone Rovers ETP VS Castleford Tigers ETP (H)

£20 admin fee to attend, training sessions all take place at Centre of Excellence @ The LD Nutrition Stadium

Click here to Register