Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
leicestertigers.comMattioli Woods Welford RoadContact UsTopps Tiles

Youngsters gain from RPA Induction

Figure image
Seventy of the country's brightest young players, including a group from Leicester Tigers, took part in the RPA Academy Induction Day in partnership with the Tom Maynard Trust.

The aim of the RPA Academy Induction Day is to educate, offer guidance and inspire young academy players about their future careers. They are given information on the opportunities available to them as well as the potential risks associated with professional sport, while also being reminded of the importance of developing as individuals and preparing for life after rugby.
The day included a range of different rugby perspectives as the players rotated their way through seminars and activities, covering subjects such as social media, working with the media, agents and legal advice, as well as money management.
Leicester Tigers Academy flanker Will Owen was among the group and said: “I think all the guys learnt a lot from all of the seminars and presentations, and it really hit home how hard you have to work to become a full-time rugby player. When you’re a young player, you don’t often think about life after rugby, so this has definitely opened our eyes.”
The Ipswich-born back-rower, who playd in this season’s Premiership Sevens Series, especially enjoyed a media session run by BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster Pat Murphy.
“The media side really stood out to me,” he said. “I found it very interesting to hear from Pat and listen to the stories about players he has interviewed.”
The Rugby Players Association represents athletes who play or have played at a professional or semi-professional level.