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Official Launch of QE’s Rugby Academy

Date Posted: 19/02/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

The official launch of QE’s Rugby Academy will take place at the Northern Echo Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington at 6.00pm on Tuesday 23 February – all are welcome.

QE’s Rugby Academy is in partnership with Darlington Mowden Park RFC and will start in September 2016. It’s an exciting new initiative for talented rugby players who will be able to hone their rugby skills at the same time as studying for their A Levels.

A typical week for an Academy player will be split between the College site and the Northern Echo Arena, giving access to some of the best facilities in the North East. Academic and sporting timetables will be carefully designed to ensure that players have maximum contact with the professional coaches, players and support staff to drive their rugby development, whilst also balancing academic study needs.

The Launch Event on Tuesday will include presentations about what the Academy will offer, tours of the Arena and the opportunity to watch Mowden’s First Team train.

QE’s Principal, Tim Fisher, commented:

‘’We are delighted to be introducing a Rugby Academy with Mowden Park. Our success and popularity as a College are built upon our commitment to providing students with personalised study programmes which meet their individual needs. The partnership with Mowden Park will widen the extensive sporting opportunities available and give Academy students access to world class facilities. Mowden’s holistic approach is something that mirrors our own and we are very much looking forward to September when the Academy will be up and running.’

Applications for Academy places are still being taken. Students can apply on the launch night at the Arena or for further details can contact the College on 01325 461315 or Mowden Park on 01325 350267.