Warriors wing Dean Hammond discussed his career in rugby during a recent visit to Heart of Worcestershire College’s Redditch campus.
Hammond addressed students who are studying on courses in sport and public services during his visit which strengthened the club’s links with the college.
Hammond, who joined Warriors from Western Province six years ago, stressed the importance of having strong values and how resilience, discipline and enjoyment have played a key role in his career.
“Being consistent within your training, having a clear goal and overcoming setbacks is really important, not just in elite sport but for anything you want to achieve in life,” Hammond said.
Hammond was invited to speak to students by HoW College Public Services lecturer Joe Amos.
“It was great to have Dean come in and speak to the students about his rugby career so far and the qualities that are vital to concur such a competitive industry,” Amos said.
Warriors already have strong links with HoW College where flanker Caleb Montgomery recently enrolled on an electrical installation course at the Worcester campus.
Former Warriors flanker Carl Kirwan qualified as an electrician from the same course and tighthead prop Nick Schonert, wing Perry Humphreys and former lock Darren Barry all qualified as plumbers last year having taken vocational courses at the college.
“We’re once again thrilled to be working with the Worcester Warriors to enhance the players’ education and help them prepare for life after rugby,” said HoW College Principal and Chief Executive Stuart Laverick.