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A former Pembrokeshire College sports student has secured a coveted apprenticeship with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

After completing her course with Distinction* grades (equivalent to three A* grades at A-level), sports student Amy Rothero applied to the WRU to be part of their Rugby Development Apprenticeship Programme.

Following a successful interview, Amy is now half way through the 12-month programme and is busy coaching in the community passing on her passion for sport and helping young people to get active.

Working out in Pembrokeshire primary schools, Amy is promoting rugby at a grassroots level and is also working to promote disability and girls sport.

As part of the development programme, Amy will acquire recognised qualifications including a Level 3 (Certificate and Diploma) in Sports Development and a range of rugby and sport related technical qualifications as well as gaining new skills, knowledge and a wealth of experience.

A former Sir Thomas Picton pupil Amy commented: “The apprenticeship programme has opened up lots of opportunities for me and has been a great alternative to university study. I am really enjoying coaching and working out in the community. The knowledge we are gaining is incredible and will hopefully help me to progress my career in rugby.”

The WRU programme, which offers exceptional training and experiences to develop the next generation of inspirational sports professionals, is now open for expressions of interest for their 2020/2021 apprenticeship intake. To find out more or to apply go to: https://community.wru.wales/the-wru/inside-the-wru/wru-apprenticeship/