The Dual Development Academy programme is a formalised link between a professional club, or Foundation with a College or Sixth Form provider.

The partnerships are in place to offer a dual career programme for 16–19-year-olds to pursue their preferred academic course of study alongside an enhanced Rugby League programme.

These programmes give players a chance of progressing into the professional game but more importantly they allow young people the opportunity to prepare for a career, whether that be progressing to University or seeking employment straight from completing their College course.

The Hull KR Development Academy – Wilberforce College, will see student athletes train with Hull KR coaches at Sewell Group Craven Park, whilst completing their studies at Wilberforce College. Alongside training sessions there will be a playing offer on a Wednesday afternoon in the RFL College League.