Worthing College, one of eight Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence centres in the UK, opened its doors on the 26th August to the top players across the South.
45 players from U15s and U18s were welcomed to the college, to show how the AASE centre is ran and how it produces players for future Olympic games.
Previous student and England 7s player, Amy Wilson Hardy guest coached on the day, along with Divisional Coach for the South East, Alex Austerberry, coaching the skills needed to perform at the highest level.
“The talent on display was exceptional, and the state of the women’s game is in good hands” said Amy Wilson-Hardy. Mark Rugman AASE manager also agreed saying “it was excellent to see so many talented and aspirational players, taking advantage of the AASE provision at the college, and the 2016/2017 season enrollment of players looks very exciting”
AASE is the recognised RFU pathway for female rugby players who have the potential to go on and represent England. Since the AASE accreditation was awarded to Worthing, 2 years ago, they have gone on and won the National Finals, five 7s tournament and have had a number of players who have trialled at U20s level.
The college will be holding a number of AASE Open Days throughout the year. If you would like any more information on the programme or dates, please speak to firstname.lastname@example.org