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London Broncos Player Development

Mitre supports Broncos to develop and prepare their 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.

Throughout the last few seasons, the majority of the first team squad have been studying a number of different courses, through Mitre including Community Sports, Physical Education, Business, Youth Work and Management programmes.

James Cunningham, Matt Davis, Mark Ioane, Ben Hellewell, Alex Walker, Rhys Williams and Michael Channing all passed  their Level 3 Management Course with flying colours, whilst Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, Jacob Ogden, Kameron Pearce Paul, Elliot Kear, Matt Gee and Ben Evans have all been studying a Level 3 Qualification to Support Learning in Physical Education in Schools.

The players have all been working with Bronco's Community schools to get practical experience whilst on their programmes, including with Woodlands Academy in Ealing who have enabled the players to get some much-needed hands-on experience.

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

Martyn Phillips from Mitre commented “These programmes have 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. On completion of their programmes, players will be ready to pass on their extensive rugby skills to schools in the local community!”

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.

To find out about how Mitre can support your staff, players and community sports programmes, please contact us.

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