NOTTINGHAM Rugby captain Brent Wilson has worked on
his big game speech by giving students from Central College
Nottingham a pep talk.
GO GET 'EM:
Nottingham Rugby captain Brent Wilson (centre) with Aimee Farmery
(L) and Ryan Lord (R) and Central College Nottingham
The team of 26 bound for the British Colleges Sport National
Championships in Bath today (March 22) is the biggest contingent to
come from Central in three years.
Wilson, who also coaches Midlands 4 outfit Nottingham Corsairs,
recently visited athletes at the West Bridgford campus. With
Corsairs helping send students to the University of Bath for the
three-day event, it was another show of support by the Lady
And with Wilson preparing to lead the Green and Whites in
tonight's top-of-the-table Championship clash against Newcastle at
Meadow Lane (7.45pm kick-off), the Kiwi was only too happy to share
his insight into how to prepare for the big occasion.
Central Sport Academy Manager John Widdowson, who is Nottingham
Rugby's Academy Director, said the amazing growth and added support
of the team ahead of the largest annual national multi-sports
championships of its kind in the United Kingdom is a proud moment
for all involved.
And with Students Aimee Farmery (football) and Ryan Lord
(hockey) captaining the East Midlands region, it is a landmark
moment for the college.
"Over the past three years we have introduced a talent
identification process and have moved the Sport Academy Programme
towards becoming more player centered," Widdowson said.
"The football girls and hockey guys have missed out the last
couple of years, so this is a great moment for them."
Farmery is excited about leading the East Midlands team during
the opening ceremony which will see more than 2,000 students from
11 different regions across the UK come together to kick-off the
Her captaincy goes beyond her efforts on the pitch, with Farmery
volunteering more than 250 hours for sports development in
"Getting to the tournament itself is just an amazing achievement
and I's excited for that," she said.
"To be told that I would captain the East Midland was
unbelievable and really is the icing on the cake."
Lord added: "All the hard work by everyone has really paid off.
It's going to be a big moment for all of us."