Newman Rugby Academy have seen phenomenal success this season which culminated in the team winning the National AoC Final at Moseley, Birmingham this week. The team had worked their way up to the Final where they played against Myerscough College who they beat in an exciting game winning 40-5 to crown them National Champions. They were cheered on by a number of Newman supporters – staff, parents and students – who had all travelled up to Birmingham to support the team.

Newman Rugby Academy have been working extremely hard to get to National success. They have a full strength, conditioning and performance programme and regular coaching sessions from the College Rugby Coaching team including Mr Wesley Horscroft, Mr Neil Lester-Card and Mr Frankie Taggart.

The Rugby Academy was created to allow students to develop themselves and play a high standard of rugby alongside their studies. It was introduced because of the school’s Rugby success so that students could attend Newman College and combine their love of Rugby with an A-level or BTEC course.

Mr Neil Lester-Card, Rugby Academy Coach, said: “This is a fantastic result for Newman College and the players. It has been our goal for a number of years and to achieve it in such a convincing manner is a brilliant way to finish the season. The team have worked incredibly hard and it is down to the commitment and hard work of the players that they have achieved this level of success. What a way for our players to cement their legacy!”