The growing partnership between an institute and a rugby league club has seen the development of a new qualification.

Over the years, a partnership between Warrington Collegiate and Warrington Wolves has looked to enhance education, health and welfare of those involved.

The partnership will see the collegiate team and Rugby League academy continue to act as a feeder to the Wolves’ Junior Academy system providing opportunities for collegiate players to develop at Warrington Wolves.

The latest development at Warrington Collegiate, supported by the Wolves, is the introduction of a BTEC National in Rugby League.

During which, students take modules on rugby league with a view to enhancing development, as well as provide them with long term vocational experience in sport.

Modules include coaching badges, referee certificate, sport science, fitness training, tactical and technical knowledge.

Principal Paul Hafren said: “The club plays a significant role in many of our students’ lives and right across Warrington.”

Player performance manager Ben Lazenby said: “One of our aims is to see a player from the Academy progress onto our academy and succeed to have a career within Rugby League.”

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