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Hull FC Confirm Partnership With Cumbria Institute of Sport


Cumbria Institute of Sport are delighted to announce that we will be working with Hull FC to support our Rugby Academy opening this September, launching the Hull FC Centre of Excellence programme.


This Partnership will allow players to be trained by coaches from Hull FC including Lee Crooks, former England player, and create a development pathway for young players overseen by a professional club.

Through this partnership, players will have a customised Players Performance Plan, as well as access to first class sports science teams, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, Player Tek GPS data, fitness testing and match reports. Players will complete a termite progress report following the same coaching syllabus of that of their academy counterparts in Hull. The ambition is to bring world class sport to Cumbria providing aspiration for young people to follow their ambitions within sport.


Our team of dedicated specialists mean that players who are accepted onto the centre of excellence pathway will have the very best opportunity to play progressional rugby or progress as far as their ability allows.


A daily strength and conditioning programme that is individualised alongside the full time training and access to sports science and data will mean that this is a unique offer and shows the scale and ambition of Cumbria Instiute of Sport.


Players will visit Hull FC regularly and will have joint training and game opportunities.

This is another step forward in our goal of bringing first class education back to the prestigious Newton Rigg Campus.


We aspire to provide cumbrians an opportunity to stay locally, receive first class coaching and strength and conditioning alongside their academic studies - a BTEC in Sport providing UCAS tariff points equivalent to 3 A-Level and an Active IQ Diploma in Fitness.


The education is supported and delivered in partnership with Access Creative an ofsted good college. All training and education is based on site at Penrith.

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