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England Rugby Wellington Festival

By Clare Pearce

Weston Under 16's representing Bristol Academy

Weston under 16s players Andrew Turner and Kyron Pearce, represented Bristol Academy in the annual Under 16’s Wellington Festival, where 420 players from 14 regional academies take part.

The week-long programme is held annually at Wellington College, Berkshire and aims to develop both academy players and coaches on and off the field in a variety of areas.

On the field, the academy teams will train and play against each other in a number of matches, challenged with law variations which will encourage ball in play, skilful rugby.

Off the field, players will also be given education and guidance in the following areas: nutrition, anti-doping and professional sports pressures.

Wellington Festival is the largest academy festival in English rugby and is seen as a key experience in a players’ development and transitional experience.

As well as game days on Tuesday and Saturday, players will have the opportunity to meet head of England Sevens Simon Amor, as well as watch a sevens exhibition match.

Congratulation to both players.

Updated 19:53 - 27 Apr 2018 by Pete Sloman

Where next?

Weston Under 16's representing Somerset RFU Somerset RFU at Bristol Grammar School


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