Think you really need to apologise to the forum in general for your comments regarding the people at Essex Eels, to repeat myself yet again, you really have no idea what your talking about there.
I haven't heard enough to make me think that I need to, primarily on the player welfare side of things. I am glad that Brentwood Elvers are still going as that is good work and none of my criticism is directed at the likes of junior coaches so I'll apologise if I didn't explicitly exclude them enough.
In reply to your second part, simply put, no, Skolars has existred for years and still hasn't managed to produce a junior or youth team in the whole set-up that actually turns up to play all game's in a season, from personal experience they just don't travel, when they played in partnership with Hemel in the NYL a few years ago, they rarely all turned up to play (but then neither did Hemel and still don't) The idea that 'Quins U20's are all local dosn't happen, it's made up of player's in the acadamey who are looking to be going on to University plus a few add on's to make the number's up, the 'player pathway' at Skolars takes in Southgate College, where they play in the national college league but not in NYL, they also play in the Daily Mail Union cup as well, the idea there is the player's are coached by bothLeague and Union people and encouraged to play for either Skolars premier or Saracens amateurs at colt level. Again from personal experience, they only want people from local area, Essex players have been told 'they live too far away' if the journey takes more than an hour.
I think a move outside London would have it's good and bad points, good because they won't be competiing against a very old and established Union club with all the traditions that go with that plus it's next door to the national centre for Union too, so surely a move to where's there's little or no competition would benefit. I can't really see the junior development suffering because most clubs have been started and supported by RL people, Greenwich Hainault Brentwood Medway Elmbridge Storm to name a few all have RL experienced people there (as did Eels, it was 2 ex first team Skolars who started it all) and all these people do it purely for the love of the game. The next logical progression woul dbe to have an East or Essex based U18 NYL side, even if it was a joint venture and a service area out here too, there's so much untapped talent here (as am sure there is everywhere) that has nowhere to go unless you have the means to travel across London.
Bas because we'll lose the London RL SL club, i'm not sure that the faithful two thousand or so people who support through thick and thin(ok,mainly thin) would suffer another move and possibly not outside the capital
Guess not then, tough one I thought the Skolars C1 side took in players from other areas of the South, but perhaps not (Premier I thought were locals and largely separate from the pro side, they did once split as Haringey Hornets and it has been considered again).
Definitely medium term National Youth League sides in the East and South of London would be very desirable once we're ready, what would happen with open age is dependant on the way the structure changes with the amateur game switching to summer etc.