Warriors Women have teamed up with Hereford Sixth Form College in a new and exciting programme which gives promising 16-18-year-old girls the opportunity to achieve a Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DISE).

The partnership underlines Warriors’ commitment to empowering young female athletes hot on the heels of its launch of a Centre of Excellence.

Benny Williams, Head of Women’s Development at Worcester Warriors said: “I’m delighted that we have entered into a partnership with Hereford Sixth Form College.

“The female rugby programme has been getting stronger each year and with the addition of the DISE programme we are looking to enhance what is already a great set up for young female rugby players.

“We want to build a strong youth set up at Warriors Women and this course will enable the girls to understand what it takes to become elite rugby players – we want to give them the tools to do so.”

Warriors Women Director of Rugby Jo Yapp added: “The DISE programme is a great opportunity to develop young athletes. As a club we are really keen to develop local players and establish strong partnerships.”

Peter Cooper, Principal at Hereford Sixth Form College said: “Our college prides itself on what students do in and beyond the classroom and our extra curricula opportunities are integral to this.

“We have something for everyone, whether it is for fun and developing a new interest or for those who want to take their music, drama or sport to the top. I am therefore delighted to be extending our provision to include this fantastic collaboration with Worcester Warriors.

“Our academies offer superb opportunities, and this allows our girls to work with the best. It is truly an exciting time for all involved.”

For more information on joining Worcester Warriors Women DISE Programme at Hereford Sixth Form College email benny.williams@warriors.co.uk