Saints Community Development Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership with Knowsley College.
Steve Leonard, the Foundation’s Director, said: “This is a massive step in the development of Rugby League in Merseyside. We have found the ideal partners in Knowsley College who have shown all the way through our discussions on how enthusiastic they are about the partnership and the benefits it will bring.
“We have the privilege of using their fantastic facilities as our Centre of Excellence for Rugby League in Merseyside, with all development work in Liverpool being based in Knowsley College. We will in turn be providing coaching qualifications and training to both staff and pupils who will be given access to all aspects of the Foundation to develop their coaching / life skills.
“This will underpin the SkyTry work we do in Liverpool and Merseyside and can only enhance our development of the game. We have seen a growing number of players from Liverpool and the surrounding areas on the England Talent Pathway with us and with this partnership we should see that number rise even more.”
A spokesperson from Knowsley Community College added: “As a College, our new partnership with Saints Community Development Foundation will allow us to promote wider community participation through recreational activities including rugby league and other sports, whilst also providing our students with the opportunity to receive quality training and development, from a team of friendly coaches.
“We are looking forward to working with a professional, ambitious club who inspire communities through sport.”