Talent Identification Program
From rugby camps in Italy to our program in Phuket we’ve identified young players of potentially outstanding calibre, and provided opportunities for their development.
Case study: Ed Slater
Ed Slater was playing colts rugby in Sydney. At 17 he was raw but with some ability. Mike recounts: "I took note of his attitude at training, his physical development and his improvements in technique and skill application. On a visit to the UK I had no concerns when I recommended him to Leicester Tigers."
In February 2014, Ed was promoted to the full England squad and on the June tour to NZ, Ed was made Captain for the game against the Crusaders. Congratulations, Ed.
Asia Center Foundation's
Rugby Talent Identification Program
ACF is a fantastic NGO bringing hope and a future to underprivileged kids in Phuket, Thailand. In a rugby program with ACF, we undertake rugby camps with local players - as keen as you'll find - to learn and play rugby.
In April 2013 we brought 2 really promising players to Sydney to meet and play with other rugby players at a rugby camp at St Pius X College Chatswood. They were an inspiration to all who met them, and now have the opportunity to take their rugby to a new level.
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