Shebbear College have developed links with Ealing Trailfinders and Brunel University for their gifted and talented rugby players. Ealing Trailfinders academy coaches approached Shebbear coaches following their success at the Rosslyn Park Rugby 7s tournament and offered two players a scholarship to study at Brunel University and join the Ealing Academy. Ealing are an aspiring championship club who are looking for promotion to the Premiership for the 2020 season. This is in addition to Shebbear working with Saracens RFC and Exeter Chiefs with college students in both club’s academy squads.
We are delighted that our students are able to take up this offer and we wish them all the best with their future studies and rugby development.
This programme is another huge positive for sport and 6th Form opportunities offered at Shebbear College. In addition to student exchanges to countries such as Australia and South Africa, national team selection for rugby players and outstanding support on and off the rugby field, the 6th Form allows students to balance their academic studies with the right coaching, strength and conditioning training and off-field support that a school can offer.