Embed the Pathway


Welcome to Embed the Pathway

‘Embed the Pathway’ is a coaching programme supported by Gillette that aims to increase the number of quality 12-14 year old Rugby League players through the education and training of children's coaches. It is the belief of the RFL Performance Department and Gillette that every young player from 12 years old is on the England Talent Pathway. This “scheme of work” is a programme of Coach Education, Inclusive Player Profiling and 24 sessions that can be used and adapted to meet the needs of young players at any stage.

Gillette's commitment to invest in Rugby League coaches is part of The Great Start Programme, which aims to celebrate and encourage the coaches who will inspire the next generation of England stars.

The partnership has a long-term vision as the RFL and Gillette understands without the tireless efforts of coaches and educators, the next generation would not be inspired to pursue careers in sport and new talent would remain undiscovered.

Gillette brand manager, Jared Regan, commented: "We've been partners of the RFL since 2003 and have been involved significantly in the growth of their grassroots programmes across the country as well with the elite level of the game.  Aside from supporting the England international side, we understand the importance of funding and promoting the RFL's grassroots programmes. This is something we are extremely passionate about; the future of the sport is reliant on the provision of top class community coaching and facilities and we are proud of the work that is been done since 2003 to support this."