University of Wollongong and Crusaders partner to help develop future Wallabies

The University of Wollongong have partnered with the Crusaders to launch a rugby academy in New South Wales.  It’s a lot to get your head around at first.  But after listening to those from UOW and the Crusaders talk, the partnership makes sense for all involved.  In late March, enrolments will open for the inaugural UOW Crusaders Global Rugby Academy.  Set to kick off in early 2021, aspirational students will train 20 hours a week in a rugby academy managed by the Crusaders, while studying at either the University of Wollongong or their affiliated college.  “We’re partnering with the number one rugby franchise in the world, so it’s a really exciting day,” UOW Vice Chancellor Alex Frino told Rugby News.  “It’s a unique program and there’s nothing else like it in the world. Our aim is to give university students the opportunity to develop their rugby and not the other way around.” The rugby academy is modelled off a similar football program t
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