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We pride ourselves on offering a high-quality, trusted services, with a network built over years of research and working relationships. This ensures you have the best and safest experience. But don't just take our word for it, take a look at what our ambassadors have to say here...

Sales Sharks & England Player

"Sporting Gap Years is a brilliant concept for aspirational rugby players who are wanting to mix new experiences both on and off the rugby field and is something I would have definitely done post University if I hadn't gone straight into the professional game. For me, there is no better person than Alex to facilitate this, given his vast experience in the game (and many tours!). Alex has a fantastic understanding of what suits best for developing rugby players and I have no doubt it will be a fantastic experience for those involved". 

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Wasps & England Player

"During my time at university I was fortunate enough to go to Cape Town to work at Stellenbosch University. It took me a while to make the right contacts to play rugby out there, but I eventually  got the opportunity to play for Union Milternon and Western Province. Playing abroad was an amazing experience and there's nothing quite like living and training with a new team. I wish I'd had a programme like this for me before I went over. For young athletes to have an easy way to take a year out in a new country and experience what Alex and his team can offer, its great"

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Bristol Bears Player 

 "I was lucky enough to spend my gap year playing in Sydney’s Shute Shield competition. The experience was life changing and certainly shaped not only my career in rugby but also my formative adult years. Sporting Gap Years provides unique opportunities for aspirational sportspeople to test themselves and grow in a different environment. The knowledge and experience Alex has in the game makes him the ideal person to facilitate such opportunities. His network within rugby adds a level of security and his mentorship is invaluable."

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Wales International Ex-Player 

"I had the awesome opportunity to visit Durban and be invited to spend a few months at the academy in South Africa was such an unbelievable experience for me, with me aspiring to be a professional rugby player and have a career doing what I loved, it definitely helped me with the best experience I gained, training with the professional rugby academy, seeing and speaking to current professional rugby players and also watching springboks matches against the all blacks and lions, it was such an exciting and eye opening experience on what it takes to become a professional rugby player and it definitely helped me with my success in my career."

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New Zealand Ex-Player & Coach


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