26 Jun 18
By Media Team
Posted in Community News

Community Broncos off the field

One of our aims off the field is to prepare our players for life after sport. A Rugby League career, as like many sports, can sometimes be cut short and not have the longevity of other careers.

Over the last 6 months, the majority of the first team squad have been studying a number of different courses.

James Cunningham, Matt Davis, Mark Ioane, Ben Hellewell, Alex Walker, Rhys Williams and Michael Channing have all passed a Level 3 Management Course with flying colours which was delivered by the Mitre Group.

Martin Phillips of Mitre Group told us, “London Broncos players have been working with Mitre Group, a Derbyshire based training provider, to complete the first four Sports Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport a qualification developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE).”

“This exciting programme has been designed in order to provide the players with skills, knowledge & experience preparing them for a career outside of the professional game. The players have learnt about the mentoring role, how to plan, deliver & review sessions as well as how to support gifted & talented learners.”

“The players are due to complete the qualification in the coming weeks and will be ready to pass on their extensive rugby skills to schools in the local community!”

Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, Jacob Ogden, Kameron Pearce Paul, Elliot Kear, Matt Gee and Ben Evans have all been studying a Level 3 Qualification for Physical Education in Schools. These boys have all been working with our Community schools to get some practical experience while on these courses.

Woodlands Academy in Ealing is a great friend to London Broncos and the school has enabled these players to get some much-needed hands-on experience.

Alex Walker and Daniel Harrison have now both passed their Level 2 Business Administration course while Tom Spencer is currently studying a Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work.

Welfare Manager John Keyes said, “It is crucial that the players take advantage of these opportunities and prepare themselves for life after sport. It also allows them to develop themselves and support and deliver parts of our community programmes.”

London Broncos are very aware of the impact the players have on the younger members of our community and through these courses, the boys are able to bring the on-field knowledge off of the field and use it in a constructive and progressive manner.