step to success

step to success

Help talented Local girl Jodie achieve her dreams of playing rugby for England whilst still studying for her career.

£885 raised of £6,000 target 15 %
36 supporters 36 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 1:00am 1st August 2017

Jodie has been offered a place at Loughborough sports college where she will be studying sport alongside playing rugby for the Loughborough u18 girls. Whilst there Jodie will be trained to a professional standard, and assisted on her path to to achieving her dream. Jodie has played rugby since the age of 4 and has never missed a season, she has built up quite a reputation amongst the other clubs we have played against both locally and far away.  Jodie has played for East Midlands and Midlands for the last 4 years running. She was selected to participate in TDG (talent development group) for the last 2 seasons. Jodie has also began playing rugby 7's for the Midlands and is taking part in the school games this year (mini commonwealth) where she will be plying against Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Jodie is ranked as one of the 40 top players in England.

Unfortunately attending Loughborough comes with a cost that we are finding difficult as  a family to cover and we are pleading with our local area to support Jodie and take her though the next step. Any funds raised will help towards accomodation, travel and playing kit.

A statement from the rugby coach at Loughborough:- "Jodie is an exceptionally talented rugby player and having watched her develop through her County and Division, I believe she would be an exceptional asset and student-athlete. jodie's approach to both rugby and her work off-field is excellent and one of the biggest things that struck me  was her determination to succeed at what she does. Her technical and tactical ability is extremely good  and with the increased amount of training and playing oppertunity her skills will only continue to grow.I'm also excited to see how Jodie develops with her off-field and employability skills, through our life skills program and focus  on the development of leadership skills, social skill and personal skills.

I would strongly encourage anyone to support Jodie as I believe she can achieve a lot with her rugby and also career progression. I'm excited to work with her and hopefully help her achieve her accademic, professional and rugby aspirations she currently has"  Chris Parr

A statement from the Regional Development Officer:- "Jodie has been involved in the Midlands Acamemy program for 4 years. 3 seasons in u15's and now in the u18's  Acamemy despite being 16 years of age. This puts her in the top 120 players in the country at u18 level. Her ability and potential shown in the Academy squad has led her to being selected into the National Talent Development Group (TDG) which makes her one of the top 40 players in England.

Jodie regulary attends monthly training sessions with the TDG and her performance both on the pitch and off has improved hugely. I firmly believe that with continued hard work, Jodie has the potential to become an England U20 player in the future" James Cooper

Please please support your local talent and help her achieve her life goal.

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