Friday, June 14, 2024

South Essex College sport students coach regional rugby sevens squad

Ryan Rug

TWO Sport degree students from South Essex College have been chosen to coach the eastern region girls rugby sevens team.

Darren Boreham and Ryan Earley study on the BSc (Hons) Sport Studies course at the College’s higher education branch, University Centre Southend.

Darren, 20, from Southend, has played rugby for over 10 years. He’s currently a member of Southend Rugby Football Club and has experience of playing the three different types of rugby – union, league and sevens.

He said: “The role will involve selecting a squad and taking them to the Association of College’s National Championships in April. We’ll organise training sessions leading up to the event to refine the skills of the girls so they can hopefully go all the way and win the tournament.”

The three year degree course has definitely prepared Darren for the position. He added: “The lecturers have given me fantastic support. They always push me in the right direction and try to get the best out of me.

“The course has refined my teaching and coaching techniques. My dream job would be to coach the England team in the future.”

As well as being a student, Ryan, 22, from Corringham, volunteers at the College organising sporting fixtures for the further education students.

Ryan said: “It was originally going to be just me coaching the team but I brought Darren on board as he has exceptional knowledge when it comes to rugby. The team are looking good. I believe the girls have a very good chance of going far in the tournament and even winning it!”

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