Rugby players get tips from the top

Posted on Monday 6th March 2017

Staff and students from the University of Bolton joined its partner, Bolton RUFC, on Friday night for an evening with former England international Lewis Moody MBE. 

Moody, nicknamed “Mad Dog” for his enthusiasm and willingness to chase down opponents, played 71 times for his country between 2001 and 2011.

The former international joined the board of Bolton RUFC as an advisor in 2016 and gave students the opportunity to take part in coaching sessions. 

His time with Bolton RUFC culminated in a Sportsman’s Dinner held on Friday evening attended on behalf of the University and Students’ Union by Dr Nigel Hill, Dr Colin Robertson, Joel Prescott and several members of the University Rugby Team including the Chairman, Paul Newton,; Captain Alfie Martin and Vice-Captain Mitchell Dwyers. 

Students’ Union President, Vivienne Newton, said: ‘The partnership between the Students’ Union, University of Bolton and Bolton RUFC has helped us to develop rugby at the University and we would particularly like to express our thanks to Mark Brocklehurst, Chair of Bolton RUFC, for his personal support.’

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