Chobham Rugby is delighted to announce that we have joined forces with SCL to launch the very first Rugby Academy in Surrey for students 16-18 years old.
SCL offers an unrivalled education programme and Chobham Rugby will deliver an outstanding rugby excellence programme, providing a unique opportunity for players to train and study to develop their academic and sporting performance.
Over the 2-year duration students will study for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Extended) in Sport Performance and Excellence, which is a fully funded, full-time education course delivered in partnership with SCL. Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into Higher Education at University and employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry, including coaching placements and apprenticeships.
Vince Kerr; Chobham Rugby Chairman, says, “As part of our quest to be one of the South East’s premier community rugby clubs the aim of the Academy is first and foremost to motivate and encourage young people to stay in education and provide pathways to higher education or career prospects, in an environment where they can also develop as rugby players.”
In recognition of his exceptional work in growing the Chobham Rugby schools rugby programme; Liam Cranford has been appointed as the Rugby Academy Manager. In this role he will take responsibility, working with the SCL team, for all aspects of the sporting excellence programme.
SCL will be responsible for the management and delivery of the educational element of the Academy. SCL currently works in partnership with many Sixth Form Schools, Further Education Colleges, Football and Rugby Academies in the South of England and have over 15 years of experience successfully delivering vocational and academic sports based qualifications. The SCL team consists of highly qualified and experienced teachers, assessors, verifiers and RFU coach educators.
Steve Franks, Partnership Director and Co-owner at SCL says, “Our Academy programme uses the power of rugby to motivate and encourage young people to stay in education while keeping one eye on the dream of progressing through to further rugby opportunities or other relevant roles within the sport. We are delighted to be launching the Rugby Academy with Chobham Rugby Club and look forward to making it a first class experience for all our learners.”
All Academy players will receive at least 2 hours daily training and coaching sessions, which focus on the four core components of the player development model: technical, tactical, physical and mental skills development. The players will receive skills sessions, specialist unit training, strength & conditioning, performance analysis, nutrition and more!
Join us for an open evening presented by Liam Cranford; Chobham Academy Manager, and the educators SCL on Monday 7th December at 7pm in the club house. Please confirm your attendance via email or through the SCL website.
For more information about the education and rugby programme please visit wearescl.co.uk/chobham-rugby or chobhamrugby.co.uk/community/chobham-rugby-academy/