South Wales faculty, Coleg y Cymoedd has teamed up with the Wales Rugby League to launch a brand-new twin academy aimed toward supporting Wales’ future female and male skilled rugby gamers.
The ‘Wales Rugby League Nationwide Growth Academy’ would be the solely twin academy in Wales formally accredited by the Rugby Soccer League.
Dedicated to producing the subsequent era of female and male rugby league expertise, for the primary time, the academy at Coleg y Cymoedd shall be open to everybody aged 16-19, no matter gender, and can supply a possible pathway to play within the Tremendous League and worldwide rugby league.
Designed to offer full-time schooling alongside skilled coaching, the academy sees people practice every day whereas additionally finding out for a qualification akin to A Ranges, BTECs or vocational programs. They can even play aggressive video games collectively on a weekly foundation, collaborating within the British Faculties League and Cup competitions.
Wales Rugby League CEO, Gareth Kear, mentioned: “We’re delighted that the partnership between Wales Rugby League and Coleg y Cymoedd has undertaken the official accreditation course of with the Rugby Soccer League, and we have now now achieved Twin Growth Academy Standing. That is the primary and solely accredited twin academy in Wales with a strategic plan to construct the lads’s and ladies’s recreation.”
The Wales Rugby League Nationwide Growth Academy affords schooling alongside every day coaching regimes which might be led by Mark Jones, the WRL’s nationwide growth supervisor, and Geraint Kettley – a degree four energy and conditioning coach. They are going to be assisted by Wales College students’ head coach Paul Emanuelli, and Wales U19s assistant coach Wayne Ponting.
The programme, which goals to develop all gamers to a global commonplace, focuses on key areas together with Power and Conditioning, and Technical and Tactical growth, whereas additionally offering an pleasant expertise of non-public growth for younger athletes.
Mark Jones, nationwide growth supervisor on the academy mentioned: “At Coleg y Cymoedd, we’re very excited to be official companions with Wales Rugby League. We’re very impressed with the work WRL is doing with its growth pathways, and this partnership is a pure match as Coleg y Cymoedd is presently the one faculty in Wales that provides a full time rugby league programme alongside a scholar’s schooling.
“We are actually ready to supply journey, equipment and meal grants and we additionally present self-funded native lodging with host households for all gamers who reside too far-off to commute every day to the Academy. We’re additionally trying into partnerships with Tremendous League golf equipment, however we don’t put any restrictions on groups that our gamers play for while on the Academy. In the event that they want to characterize golf equipment native to them within the South Wales space, we are going to assist them to find appropriate golf equipment to affix.
“We’ve already had a hit story in Kieran Lewis, who got here by the WRL pathway, enjoying for Wales U16s, Coleg y Cymoedd RL, Wales U19s and Wales College students, earlier than signing knowledgeable contract with Huddersfield Giants Academy. We all know there are extra to come back.”
For many who want to attend the Wales Rugby League Nationwide Growth Academy, please full a web based software type at https://www.cymoedd.ac.uk/en/course/33853/level-3-in-sport-rugby-league to order your spot, or e mail [email protected], or name Mark Jones on 07886 654933.