Warriors has continued its plans to work with young rugby players across the West Midlands after launching its third Junior Academy Centre on Tuesday night.
The centre will be based at Luctonians Rugby Club in Herefordshire and will provide the most talented young players in the area with a route to a career in the professional game.
The launch was combined with a Coach Education evening at the club, where Warriors Transition Coach Sam Vesty ran a session with Luctonians players before demonstrating how young players can develop their skills through adaptive games.
Luctonians Director of Rugby Alex Davidson said: “Luctonians has long since believed in promoting its best talent to play at a higher level.
“Our link with Warriors will provide an exit route for ambitious players within our own region, whilst increasing playing standards across the board.
“Having the likes of Sam Vesty working with Luctonians players is the first step and will offer the kind of information and resource sharing that will mutually benefit both rugby businesses.
“We hope to follow up the launch with a Warriors led evening discussing strength and conditioning and nutrition in the near future.”
Warriors has already launched centres at King Edward’s School in Birmingham and Barkers’ Butts Rugby Club in Coventry and will be opening further centres at Warwick School, Telford College of Arts and Technology and Hereford Cathedral School this winter. There is also a centre at Warriors’ Sixways Stadium.
The most talented youngsters from across the region will work closely with Warriors’ experienced coaches and will be provided with strength and conditioning, nutritional, medical and game support as they look to realise their rugby potential.
Warriors High Performance Director Nick Johnston said: “It was another successful launch on Tuesday evening and we are excited at the prospect of working with Luctonians Rugby Club to bring through the best players in the region.
“A significant amount of our resources are going into these centres to ensure we can provide young players with the support they need to develop effectively and maximise their potential.
“We are delighted to be in a position where half of our centres have already been launched and, in years to come, they will pay dividends by having a real impact on the players we see in the first-team.”