Worthing College are very much looking forward to the new rugby season this coming September. With a brand new pitch on the college campus and numbers on the mens and womens programmes at an all time high, rugby is looking healthy at the Warren.
Head of the Womens programme Mark Rugman said “We had a great season last year, winning the BCS National title, Reigate 7s as well as making the final at Berkhamstead and nine girls made the South East Colleges team that played at the national championships.” When looking ahead to this season he said “building on last season is important, so training will be harder and expectations higher leading into the season. The new cohort coming in will compliment the existing players well and we are very excited about the opportunities in front of us.”
The new season will see the Warren as the home ground for the college and the pitch is looking good acording to Lead Mens coach Ben Coulson “It looks great and we hope it will become a real focal point of the college on a Wednesday afternoon. Rugby has always been popular at the college and now we have a real home we want to get back to the days of having three hundred people watching. Such a great opportunity to show our talents against teams from all over the country.”
The competition will be tough for both Mens and Womens squads but as Sam Hewick reminds us, its not just the opposition that will challenge the players. “These students have rigorous academic programmes and that is the reason they come to Worthing College. We challenge students on the field, in the gym, during video analysis but mostly in the classroom. Students first, Rugby players a distant second.” When discussing his thoughts for the season and a possible prediction for the teams Hewick said “We’ll we go into each game wanting to win. We prepare to win matches, although when it comes down to it we look to progress rugby players. Worthing College is an important part of many players development and we pride ourselves on giving the best opportunities to those we work with.”
With pre-season week nearly upon us lets take stock; the coaches are excited, the pitch is completed, the players are preparing and ready for training.
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