DPP Programme

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What is the DPP?

CLICK HERE to access the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy DPP General Information handbook.

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 

Barnstaple RFC

Blundell's School

Bideford RFC

Okehampton RFC

South Molton RFC

Tiverton RFC

DPP Keyham

Totnes RFC

Kingsbridge RFC

Devonport Services RFC

Ivybridge RFC


Plymouth Argaum RFC

Plymstock Albion Oaks RFC

St Columba & Torpoint RFC

Tavistock RFC

DPP Exwick (East)

Crediton RFC

Exeter Athletic RFC

Exeter Saracens RFC

Exmouth RFC

Honiton RFC

Sidmouth RFC

Topsham RFC

Withycombe RFC

DPP Exwick (South) - formally DPP Cranbrook

Brixham RFC

Cullompton RFC

Newton Abbot RFC

Paignton RFC

Teignmouth RFC

Torquay RFC

Cornwall Based DPP Centres

For Cornwall DPP enquiries, please contact Matthew Birbeck

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