WORTHING COLLEGE WOMEN’S RUGBY – SUCCESS AT THE AOC SOUTH EAST TRIAL

AoC South East Trial, 4 girls make the next round.

Wednesday 11th November saw the first round of the Association of Colleges trial for the South East Regional team. This year the day was well attended with over 30 girls from five colleges including Bexhill, Brockenhurst, Havant, Peter Symonds and Worthing. All the players are competing for 12 spaces which will make up the South East 7s squad who will compete at the Nationals.

The girls from Worthing College AASE programme include AASE captain Charlotte Williams and 2nd year students Elise Piggot and Jasmine Spalding, as well as new recruit Dolly Culver who has only been playing rugby since the start of October. AASE manager Mark Rugman said “Im very proud of the girls to make the next round of the trials. In previous years, where the pool of players competing have been much smaller, we (Worthing College) normally have the most amount of players. Therefore to still have 4 plus maybe a couple more, is a real credit to the ability of those four players”.

The next round of the trial will be on December 9th at Trojans RFC, where 18 girls will be competing for the final 12 spots.

Note about AASE

WHAT IS IT?
AASE is a talent identification and development programme which supports athletes
in skills, nutrition, physiology, and psychology. It is studied alongside a
traditional A Level programme or BTEC qualification. It is an excellent career move
which is recognised by Universities and employers.

WHO IS IT FOR?
A one or two year programme for 16 to 18 year old players who demonstrate the
potential to achieve excellence in women’s rugby.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET?
All students receive numerous benefits including a free kit package, medical support and 1 to 1 tutoring. You may also get support for accommodation and transport depending on the playing
level you reach

HOW TO APPLY?
Contact m.rugman@worthing.ac.uk for further details.

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