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Tresham Sponsors Toby Snelling for England Colleges Rugby Squad

26.03.2014
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Toby Snelling receiving his cheque from Sports Lecturer Dan Burns

 

Tresham student and aspiring Rugby player, Toby Snelling has been presented with sponsorship funding,by Dan Burns (Programme Coordinator for Sport, Travel & Public Services) on behalf of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education.

Toby currently plays locally with Oundle RFC and successfully completed trials to play Outside Centre in the England Colleges squad for the second year running having been nominated by the college following the identification of his talent and potential.

Toby is thrilled with the support from Tresham and explains,”The sponsorship money from Tresham will support with my kit requirements, transport and accommodation.”

Tresham Academy of Sport will expand its provision this September, which will see talented sports men and women studying for a BTEC qualification alongside perfecting their abilities in high-level sport. Training and study programmes will be available in the following sports:

  • Boxing
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball

Toby understands how difficult it can be to balance academic study and excelling in sporting achievements. He mentions,”I’ve been playing Rugby for about 7 years, and when I joined Tresham 2 years ago there was no Rugby squad. The Tresham Academy of Sport is a great place for aspiring athletes as it provides opportunities and experiences in your chosen sport”

Unfortunately there is no mainstream funding available for the England Colleges squad therefore Toby relies on sponsorship money. Tresham is proud to support Toby’s ambition and the college wishes him well with his career.

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