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Studied: BA Sports Management & Rugby StudiesRole: Community Rugby Coach, London Irish
From taking on a 6'5 prop to tackling my biggest challenge yet...
London Irish RFC is an English rugby union club who won their first major trophy in 2002. Playing in green and white, the club has a successful academy and a ground seating almost 25,000 people.
"Day-to-day, my role as a Community Rugby Coach involves delivering rugby programmes to schools and partner clubs and looking after match day coaching clinics and festivals. By helping me to connect with the community and network with the right people, my degree from Bucks helped me gain valuable experience and a foot into the industry.
"My time at Bucks New University also gave me a lot of experience, particularly in delivering rugby coaching and working with young people. I was able to work with professional partner rugby clubs during my degree, including London Wasps and Harlequins, to develop my skills as a rugby coach. As well as the wide variety of courses available, one of the great things about Bucks is the partnerships they have with corporate industries.
"Bucks has helped me develop as a person, not only in terms of professional skills, but by helping me explore my passion in life - rugby. My time at Bucks was a lot of fun, and certainly a lot of hard work. It's a great place to make new friends, and share ideas and advice.
"My biggest piece of advice for anyone studying at Bucks would be to find your own passion - whether music, sport, technology, whatever it is that you're interested in. There's so much going on."
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