Should Huddersfield's academy get more praise? in The General Rugby League Forum Posted May 28 · Report reply 50 minutes ago, meast said: It goes in circles i suppose? 30+ years ago, lads from the Huddersfield area would sign for Leeds, Bradford and Halifax, then Sheffield I'd rather these lads were kept in the British game at the expense of over the hill crocked Aussies! In my opinion there should maybe another system in place. Apart from a small few that have obvious ability and will go on to SL a lot of the rest are taken by SL clubs on the chance that they further develop. I think there could be a case for partnerships with the players, say Huddersfield sign a Fax lad it would make sense for that lad to have the full time training at Huddersfield but maybe have playing time at Halifax. I know theres a case that dual reg provides that but it doesn't really work like that. Id be interested to find the drop out rates from yound players that are signed between the ages of 12-16. In theory something like the above less players would be lost to the game because of dissalusioment and could possibly aid development of young players while also aiding some clubs that are struggling to have a chance of signing these players.