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Yorkshire Carnegie Academy
Discussion started by Pirate15 , 14 July, 2020 21:11
Yorkshire Carnegie Academy
Pirate15 14 July, 2020 21:11
Reported in the Rugby Paper that Englandís biggest county took another hit on Monday with the news that Yorkshire Carnegieís RFU licensed academy has been disbanded.
Seven members of staff and three senior academy players were called into Headingley on Monday and made redundant.
Carnegieís academy operated on shoestring budget last season as the club could not afford to meet their £200,000 obligation, leaving the RFU to fund the project.
The RFU contribute up to £350,000 per academy and had expected to share the financial burden in Yorkshire with Leeds Beckett University going forward.
However, Leeds Beckett pulled out of the deal in March due to the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The RFU have since announced they are making stringent cutbacks of their own and the Yorkshire academy and its staff and players have paid the price with their jobs.
Whilst I would never wish to see anyone lose their jobs this has been on the cards for a number of years.

Re: Yorkshire Carnegie Academy
cornishbob 15 July, 2020 08:37
So sad to read but inevitable I'm afraid and a long time in it's coming. Carnegie have had a torrid time in recent years and it's always sad to see a once great club sliding into oblivion. Just shows how precarious clubs are and how easily it is to fall foul of maybe poor decisions, over ambition and dubious management.

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