26 June 2015
London Irish are delighted to be able to announce, that they have formed a partnership with Aspire Coaching and Fitness as the London Irish community departments education provide.
The deal, which was finalised on the 1st June 2015, is primed to usher in an exciting new service to both the London Irish rugby club and community.
Aspire Coaching and Fitness will deliver a range of courses in sport, fitness and training at the Hazelwood site and also within the London Irish community Club structure.
Aspire will seek to educate, upskill and support the players, parents and coaches of the London Irish Community through a range of bespoke courses ranging from 1st Aid, Rugby leadership courses for 14-16 year olds, RFU accredited CPD, Fitness instructor and PT qualifications through to Rugby apprenticeships.
Richard Hicks, Aspire CF Director said "We are excited to become part of the London Irish rugby community and look forward to delivering courses at the club that will benefit the whole community.”
Mike Crump, Head of Community at London Irish “Richard has been in the rugby, education and training industry for 25 years, he has extensive rugby experience and knowledge being an RFU Trainer and Mentor, he currently runs an Apprentice training company, and is Launching a coaching mentor website - Alan Steel is a respected professional in the fitness training industry and is currently lecturing at Brockenhurst College. I am very excited to announce this partnership and it will be a big part of taking London Irish to the next level in the community.”