Saints Academy to start 2023 season

Our Academy team begins their 2023 Under 18s Academy Championship this Saturday hosting London Broncos at Ruskin Sports Facility, with kick-off at 12:30pm!

The young Saints have a twelve-match regular season before the play-offs begin, with the goal in mind to go one better than last year after making it all the way to the Academy Grand Final but falling short in a dramatic Golden Point loss to Leeds Rhinos.

The 2023 Academy team has been bolstered by the addition of nine of our Saints Scholarship players who impressed Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor, and the Red V’s Performance, Welfare & Education Manager Neil Kilshaw in our Under 16s side.

St Helens has a proud history of developing young talent and having those players feature for the First Team, with 19 of our 2023 First Team squad coming through our Academy.

In our historic World Club Challenge victory in February 2023, eight of our matchday squad came through our club ranks, including our starting spine of Jack Welsby, Jonny Lomax, Lewis Dodd, and the legendary James Roby.

The Club hopes to see many of our 2023 Academy team continue their progression and become established stars such as Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, or Tommy Makinson to name just three more of our proud Academy products.

Academy boss Traynor shed light on just some of the hard work and preparation that his young charges have been putting in during the pre-season with our Saints TV exclusive ‘Academy In Focus’ special feature – which you can watch here.

It promises to be another exciting season for our Under 18s, with 2023 Members getting entry to all matches played at the Totally Wicked Stadium for FREE!


  • Who: London Broncos Academy
  • When: Saturday, 11th March 2023 at 12:30pm (KO)
  • Where: Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, WA10 6RP
  • How: Entry will be free for all


Follow the Academy season with our fixtures and results list HERE. A full list of our Under 18s fixtures for 2023 is below with our HOME matches in bold.

*Please note these fixture are subject to change

  • London Broncos – Saturday, 11th March – 12:30pm (H)
  • Huddersfield Giants – Saturday 25th March – 12pm
  • Wigan Warriors – Saturday 8th April – 12pm
  • Warrington Wolves – Thursday, 20th April – 5:15pm (H)
  • Newcastle Thunder – Sunday, 7th May – 5:15pm
  • Hull KR – Saturday, 20th May – 1pm (H)
  • Hull FC – Saturday, 17th June – TBC
  • Castleford Tigers – Friday, 30th June – 5:15pm (H)
  • Bradford Bulls – Thursday, 13th July – 7pm
  • Leeds Rhinos – Friday, 28th July – 5:15pm (H)
  • Wigan Warriors – Saturday, 26th August – 1pm (H)
  • Wakefield Trinity – Saturday, 9th September – 2pm

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