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Introducing our partnership players

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Nottingham Rugby News Story

With the upcoming BUCS season commencing this Week, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Rugby are delighted to announce this season’s partnership players, who will play a part in both programmes for the upcoming season.

The Nottingham Rugby and NTU partnership continues to go from strength to strength, and the new generation of players recruited will complement the graduating players who have signed contracts with Nottingham Rugby. Scott Hall and Jacob Wright, who are coming through the NTU performance programme, have signed at Lady Bay and have both featured in the Championship this season.

In addition, students Callum Allen, Jose Andrade and Theo Manihera have all signed Championship contracts this season, alongside their studies at NTU.

This year’s student athletes are:

  • Ehimen Osebor, 1st Year, Sports Science and Management, Saracens Academy
  • Liam Bishop 3rd Year Sports Science and Coaching, Nottingham Academy
  • Joey Britton, 3rd Year, Business Management, Northampton School
  • Josh Goodwin, 3rd Year, Sport and Exercise Science, Seaford College
  • Jai Johal, 2nd Year, Buisness Management and Marketing, Saracens Academy
  • Aman Johal, 2nd Year, Sport Science and Management, Saracens Academy
  • Luke Bouchier, MRes Sport Science, Oakland’s College
  • Leo Gilliland, 2nd Year, Business, Leicester Tigers Academy
  • Ronnie Du Randt, 2nd Year, Sport Science, Leicester Tigers Academy

Steve Smith, Nottingham Rugby Chief Operating Officer commented:

“Our current Nottingham Rugby co-captain’s Josh Poullet and Jake Farnworth are both products of the NTU Rugby pathway, which shows how important it is to our club and the future. Last season, eight NTU students/former students faced off against Saracens at Lady Bay. The future with this cohort of players looks strong.“

David Ross, Assistant Coach at Nottingham Rugby and Head of Rugby at NTU, added:

“I am delighted for the players who have come through the NTU pathway to sign deals with Nottingham Rugby. Scott, Jacob, Callum, Jose and Theo have been top performers and model student athletes in the NTU programme and thoroughly deserve their step up to The Championship.

I know that if Tom Miller had still of been with us, he would have joined that group and he is still very much in our thoughts daily. This new cohort is a young group who will be challenged in the BUCS  weekly environment, with a huge amount of growth potential to push towards a place in The Championship in years to come.”

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