Reading RFC is pleased to announce a new fulltime education and rugby development programme for 16-18 year olds – the Wanderers College of Rugby.
The club, which has partnered with local education company SCL, is aiming to offer players from across Berkshire and the Thames Valley Region the opportunity to train full time alongside their college studies.
SCL, which was founded in 1999 with the aim of providing professional sports coaching to school children in the southeast, is now one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.
Director of Rugby Andrew Arter said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young players in and around the region to expand their rugby skills and knowledge. Berkshire and the surrounding area has a huge pool of young talented rugby players and this course offers them the opportunity to combine their sporting passion with their educational needs.
“To have the expertise of an established education provider as SCL is a big boost. They will help drive the young players’ attainment not just in rugby, but also within their education.”
Starting in September 2017 the course will run from Holme Park, home of Reading RFC. The young players will study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and will be offered the opportunity to coach and officiate in local schools and community under the tutelage of RFU Coach Educator Arter.
Wanderers College of Rugby will commence in September 2017. For any enquiries or for more information, please visit http://wearescl.co.uk/wanderers-rugby or alternatively contact Director of Rugby Andrew Arter firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated 14th May 2017