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SKINS Teamwear Supporting Ultimate Rugby 7s Academy

16 Aug 2018

SKINS Teamwear is proud to announce its support for the Ultimate Rugby 7s (UR7s) Academy at Epsom College.

This year, 100 junior players (13 – 16 years old) and 100 senior players (16-18 years old) have headed to Epsom College to train at the academy alongside a some of the best young coaches and players in the UK.

Learning from high-profile, international coaches such as England 7s player Phil Burgess, current Wasps player Will Wilson and ex-Wales 7s Chris Knight, players have been busy refining their skills and game knowledge.

The Ultimate Rugby 7s Academy has been formed to develop future 7s Olympians and gives young players insight into the game that they cannot get anywhere else by learning from players who have played on the biggest stages. The Academy also works with players to develop skills that are transferable to the XV aside game and provides a platform between aspiring players and professional clubs who are looking to scout talent.

SKINS Teamwear has been involved by supplying all the teamwear for the annual UR7s academy players, members and coaches.

An online store where academy members can purchase extra kit.

Tom Burwell, from UR7s said: “As an organisation we want to give an opportunity for young players to thrive in a creative environment with world class coaches and educators. This means on the field with international 7s stars, and specialist coaches like Olympic sprint Jack Green. In the classroom we are working with multi-nationals to develop pathways for the boys to do internships and apprenticeships.

“Ultimately, UR7s is about creating an environment for the boys to reach their full potential in all areas of their life using rugby 7s as the vehicle. We have shared values with SKINS so much that the partnership has huge benefit for both our players and coaches on and off field. To do see UR7s sides running out in SKINS Teamwear for the foreseeable future makes perfect sense.”

With plans in place for the Academy to expand next year from 200 players to 400, as well as the addition of 100 female players, there are exciting times ahead for young 7s enthusiasts.

The men’s team (Wanderers) will also be touring Nigeria and Dubai this year.

To keep track of the Academy’s activities, follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UR7s