The Developing Player Programme is a national programme managed by the RFU and delivered locally in partnership with the RFU, Regional Academy and Constituent Bodies.
The DPP is player centred, development driven and competition supported with the wants and needs of young players at its core. Putting player enjoyment and rugby's core values first and foremost, the ambition is to ensure young people enjoy the game for longer and into their adult years. The DPP will help players find the right pathway to follow in the game, whether that is into professional rugby or long-term participation at a level appropriate to them.
The Exeter Chiefs DPP is the first stage on the academy pathway, it is a development led environment and allows basic principles to be introduced to the players.
Devon Based DPP Centres
If you are interested in attending Devon Regional DPP sessions or would like further information, please contact your regional coach using the following links:
- DPP West Buckland - Head Coach: Andrew Beacham North Devon
- DPP Exwick Hub South (formally DPP Cranbrook) - Head Coach: Marcus Webb South Devon
- DPP Exwick Hub - Head Coach: Paul Harvey East Devon
- DPP Keyham - Head Coach: Paul Todd West Devon
Below are the clubs linked to each DPP Centre but a player can attend a different centre if they school / live in a different area to where they play their club rugby.
DPP West Buckland
South Molton RFC
Devonport Services RFC
Plymouth Argaum RFC
Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC
St Columba & Torpoint RFC
DPP Exwick (East)
Exeter Athletic RFC
Exeter Saracens RFC
DPP Exwick (South) - formally DPP Cranbrook
Newton Abbot RFC