Winning Partnership Between Exeter Chiefs and Exeter College Celebrated
Tuesday 03 January 2017
The wining partnership between Exeter Chiefs and Exeter College has been celebrated, after Exeter College’s U18 team recently won the AASE League for the first time.
Exeter College won the AASE League Championship Final at high-profile venue Allianz Park, London.
The outstanding victory comes after the launch of the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy at Exeter College in 2016. The partnership between Exeter Chiefs and Exeter College provides aspiring rugby players the chance to nurture not only their rugby talent, but also to gain first-class education and training with the Aviva Premiership Academy club coaching and teaching staff.
Tony Rowe OBE, chairman and chief executive of Exeter Rugby Club said: "On behalf of everyone at the club we'd like to extend our congratulations to Exeter College on their final achievement of winning the AASE League for the first time.
"Having only entered into a partnership with the College last summer, it's fantastic to see the fruits of this excellent agreement already paying dividends. I know how hard Rob Gibson, his fellow coaches and all of the players have worked over the course of the season to achieve this outcome - and I've no doubt that moving forward the College will continue to see even more success."
Exeter College Principal John Laramy said: “I was an immensely proud moment for Exeter College to see our Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy Team run out in the AASE League National Final.
“The team spirit, quality of play and mental strength of the Exeter players was evident for all to see - the comprehensive style of the victory was nothing short of spectacular. As Principal I would like to congratulate the players, who were a real credit to the college and, I would like to thank all the staff involved in rugby at the college for their commitment, desire and talent, which has clearly had a massive impact on the team.
“Finally, I would like to thank the Exeter Chiefs and in particular Tony Rowe, Chief Executive and Chairman, and the whole coaching team here at Exeter College. The success of the academy, which is now the best 16-18 rugby team in the country, is the result of hard work and commitment from both the Chiefs and the College.”
Celebrating the winning Partnership between Exeter Chiefs and Exeter College: Pictured (back) are the Exeter College rugby team, who recently won the AASE League Championship Final, with (front), Rob Bosworth, Vice Principal – Schools, Partnerships and Curriculum, Exeter College, Steve Byrne, Academy Director, Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy, Tony Rowe OBE, Chief Executive and Chairman, Exeter Chiefs, John Laramy, Principal and Chief Executive, Exeter College, and Rob Gibson, Exeter Chiefs Academy.