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Moulton College improves access to sports through launch of university level rugby programme.

Monday 7 December 2020

September 2021 will mark the programme’s official launch in partnership with Coventry Rugby Club.

Moulton College has been working hard over the past few years to increase the accessibility of sports to a wider audience. Its rugby partnership with Coventry Rugby Club continues to open up opportunities to players 16 -23 within the local area, allowing students to access a diverse education whilst competing in a high performance environment and enhancing their future job progression opportunities. The latest programme to launch by the College will offer Moulton’s university level students the chance to play rugby in partnership with Coventry Rugby Club.

Leigh Jones, Head of School for Sport at Moulton College said:

“We’re really excited to increase the opportunities in rugby to our university level students. Our rugby programme for 16-18-year olds has been running successfully for over a decade, and we felt it was the right time to expand the scope of this provision to our university level courses and better support the local community with stronger access to professional sports opportunities. It provides a fantastic opportunity for students to gain Higher level academic qualifications whilst further developing their Rugby skills.”

This latest programme is set to launch in September next year and will also build on the College’s existing football academy offered at university level and have a continued focus on community sports.

Ross Stewart, Academy Manager at Coventry Rugby Club added:

“We are really happy to have finalised the expansion with Moulton College and have enjoyed working with the College’s players and staff over the last few months. To be extending this into the post 18 landscape is very exciting. Moulton’s track record of developing professional and international players is well known, and what’s more is that their alumni are also renowned for staying within the game at a variety of levels, including playing for clubs lower down the league pyramid. For Coventry Rugby Club this is a huge statement of intent that we want to provide and support local players in their journey, whether that be to professional rugby or grass roots.”

For more information about joining the Programme contact philip.powell@moulton.ac.uk

For further information about Moulton College’s Sports courses visit www.moulton.ac.uk/subjects/sports

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