Jack English studied in Coventry College’s Rugby Education Programme and has gone on to land a semi-professional contract with Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club, competing in National League 1.
We asked Jack about his experience at the College, and his advice for up and coming athletes.
What’s been your proudest moment?
Probably being selected to captain the team, I felt this was a huge honour and it was great to be leading an exceptional group of lads out for many games this season.
If you had to describe your experience of the Academy of Sport in one sentence what would it be?
It offers a great opportunity to all athletes to grow and enhance their skills, equipping them for the future.
What are the facilities like at the Rugby Academy? What makes it so special?
The facilities at the College were of an extremely high standard. We had the use of a bespoke gym which included all the equipment an aspiring rugby player needs to enhance their physical fitness including multiple squat racks and weights.
How would you describe the tutors?
They’ll always try and give everyone an opportunity to get as much information for their work, and they will also look to push and challenge you as an individual to excel with your work.
Other than your academic abilities and your sporting performance, how have you grown during your time at college?
I feel that I have grown in confidence since starting the programme 2 years ago, which will help me with my career options in the future.
What would you say to someone considering trialling for the Academy of Sport?
It’s a great opportunity to grow as a player and an individual which will help them understand the game more and develop academically at the same time.
For more information about the Coventry College Rugby Academy, please click here.
You can also browse the Sport programmes on offer at the College here.