The RFL has entered into a partnership with Warrington Collegiate to deliver a series of programmes, funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund, aimed at helping Super League players prepare for their careers after Rugby League.
Fifty players from across Super League, including Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors, Widnes Vikings and St Helens, will have the opportunity to study a variety of vocational courses to help them take the next steps towards continuing their professional careers once their playing career comes to an end. This builds on Warrington Collegiate’s existing strong relationship with the RFL clubs, with a dozen Super League players from Wolves and Reds already studying towards a Higher National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science.
The RFL has been working alongside Warrington Collegiate to design and develop higher level education programmes to support the future careers and aspirations of the players covering qualifications such as business, enterprise, plumbing, electrical, accounting, and Leadership (ILM).
The courses will commence at Warrington Collegiate in mid-April , with the players attending their chosen course every Wednesday afternoon until late July, when they will complete their course.