What Is The AASE Programme:
The Bristol Rugby Apprenticeship programme is run in partnership with SGS Filton College. Players study full-time at the College (eg. 3 A-levels or a Btec level 3 Diploma) and are integrated into the college rugby training and playing model, boasting 15-hours a week of contact with full time coaches, conditioning staff, sports scientists and physiotherapists.
Who Can Access The Model?
The Bristol Rugby Apprenticeship Scheme is designed for those local players who are talented enough from the Bristol Combination, Bristol Schools County Programme, Developing Players Programme and the Bristol Academy PDG.
Players who have recently come through this route and are currently in Andy Robinson’s Championship squad include Nick Carpenter, Ben Glynn and Mitch Eadie.
How Do I Become An Apprentice?
If you are a talented 16 or 17 year old you can apply directly to the college and enter the trial system. For more information or to register an interest you can contact Mike Hall (Bristol Academy Manager).
You can also visit the Filton College website for more information.