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Ben applied for the New Zealand Institute of Sport with hopes of becoming a professional rugby player one day. Already achieving his level 2 credits, Ben says the programme helped him attain a number of broader skills he realised he needed to succeed.
“I really enjoy the practical components of the programme. I like getting involved and doing things. Understanding the training and commitment, plus the operational side of the programme has been a new area for me.”
The benefits of the programme for Ben has been the tutors support and advice. Ben says, he’s found himself in a sport environment where he can thrive and looks forward to coming into school as he’s “surrounded by like-minded people.”
Ben now looks at continuing his studies to help him develop a well-rounded skillset, and gain general education alongside his sport training.