1st May 2014
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Bicton College has introduced a new programme specifically for 16 – 18 year old young women looking to play top quality rugby as a key element in their education.

The innovative Achieving Academic and Sporting Excellence (AASE) Programme combines the physical game of rugby, with the study of tactics, sports psychology and career management over a two year period. 

Linking closely with the Exeter Chiefs Academy based at Bicton College, the AASE offers coaching from ex-professional players, excellent on-campus resources as well as the opportunity to explore other subject areas alongside rugby, such as Outdoor Adventure, Countryside Management and Agriculture. 

Current AASE students Hanna Luff and Chloe Furneaux, both originally from Exmouth School, are in their first year of the course and have been selected for the South West Colleges 7’s Squad, and through playing at their clubs, Exeter Saracens and Exmouth, have both been selected for the South West National Squad. 

Rugby Tutor and Coach, Chris Richards, says, “The AASE Programme is very important to Bicton College as we want to promote women’s rugby across the county and beyond. Chloe and Hanna are prime examples of students who have flourished on the course, benefiting from the professional environment at Bicton and making the most of the skills and industry links that the programme offers.” 

To find out more about the programme please contact Chris Richards: chris.richards@bicton.ac.uk 

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