Hartpury students head to Japan

By Ross Gazette sports reporter   |   Sport reporter   |
Wednesday 1st May 2019 7:00 am
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Hartpury College students are heading to Japan to compete in an international rugby tournament – just weeks after winning a national title.

The Women’s Under-18s rugby squad have been invited to join teams from Canada, Russia, New Zealand and Japan in the 2019 Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament.

The squad will be looking to build upon that momentous achievement as the UK’s only representative in the seven-a-side rugby tournament in Japan, which starts on April 28th.

Laura-Jane Lewis, the manager of the Women’s Rugby Academy at Hartpury College, said: “We competed in the tournament in 2017 and finished third overall, when the squad included now full-time England Sevens players Ellie Kildunne and Abi Burton.

“The girls have been working hard since the start of the year and they gained their rewards with the success at Rosslyn Park.

“Our squad is an exciting mix of experienced players who have been getting weekly game time in the Tyrrells Premier 15s league and young exciting players who just love to play."

As well as top level coaching and exceptional sports facilities, students have access to performance services that can include physiotherapy, sports psychology, nutrition advice and strength and conditioning.

In addition, timetables can be tailored to help students achieve their full potential in both their academic and sporting pursuits.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here

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