Stewart to Try and Pass on his Knowledge
Students at Doncaster College are being given the chance
to be coached rugby by a current Dons league star, Stewart
The College has joined forces with Doncaster Rugby League
Football Club to offer students an exciting opportunity to combine
study with rugby.
Doncaster College Sports lecturer and current Dons player,
Stewart Sanderson, said, "We have great facilities here and
there are a lot of talented players out there even though Doncaster
is not a rugby league hub in the way some other towns in the north
are. We are trying to change that and show that if we can build a
good team, then hopefully we can build a good academy and go on and
make it one of the best in Yorkshire."
The initiative allows students to continue to develop their
rugby skills and fitness alongside their chosen academic programme
Students will be able to play and train at the Keepmoat stadium
while studying subject areas such as the Sport and Leisure
industry, employment, sport and exercise science as well as
additional qualifications in rugby league coaching
Students will be able to get involved in fitness testing
sessions with professional players from the Dons.
Stewart Sanderson, 28, said, "I love my job both playing and
teaching. I’d like to think that my knowledge from six or seven
years professional experience is a help and when students see
professional coaching it can inspire and motivate them."
Doncaster College runs a host of sports-based courses from The
Hub. Further details can be obtained by calling 0800 358 7575 or