Solihull College students train with players from Birmingham’s Premier rugby club.
Moseley Rugby Club’s players Callum Macburnie, a centre, and Craig Voisey, who plays prop, have been dedicating one day a week to share their training tips and tactics with students.
The training sessions have been organised by the College’s Student Liaison Team and Moseley’s Community Team to give students across the College the chance to develop in the sport and learn more about the game.
18-year-old Sport student Marc Hankinson is taking part in the weekly sessions: “I’m really glad that the rugby training has been introduced and we’re learning from industry professionals. There’s usually a strong focus on football so this is a good way to get involved in something different, rugby is a great sport,” he said.
The group of students, who are studying various courses, will soon be competing against other teams in the British College’s Rugby League.
Craig Voisey adds: “It’s great that we’ve been able to team up with the College to provide students with an outlet to learn more about rugby and develop their sporting skills. As well as improving fitness, rugby can help develop self-discipline and team skills and we’d love to see more young people getting involved in the game.”
As part of its Community Programme, Moseley Rugby also works with schools across the region to deliver coaching sessions to young people in a fun and safe environment. To find out more visit www.moseleyrugby.co.uk
To find out more about Solihull College visit www.solihull.ac.uk or call 0121 678 7000.
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