Wigan Warriors’ Liam Farrell has graduated from the College of Central Lancashire (UCLan) with a level in power and conditioning.
The second rower has spent the final 5 years learning at UCLan alongside his taking part in profession.
Talking at his commencement ceremony in Preston on Friday, Farrell mentioned: “Learning and coaching concerned quite a lot of juggling but it surely’s additionally saved me busy and given me one other focus alongside rugby, so it’s been nice.
“I’ve loved making use of what I’ve realized to my coaching and understanding find out how to do the correct issues on the proper time. The Membership is absolutely eager to help gamers post-rugby and I do know I wish to keep throughout the sport after my taking part in profession. If I can work within the efficiency facet of issues that may be splendid.”
Farrell is one in every of a number of Warriors gamers who’re presently learning at UCLan, which is the ‘Official College’ of the Membership. A number of Wigan employees and gamers have studied on UCLan diploma programs during the last 14 years, in addition to visiting the College for pre-season health assessments. UCLan additionally delivers video evaluation help for Wigan and in return the Membership affords work placement alternatives for college students.
He added: “I’m proud to have my diploma and to have studied at UCLan. The connection Wigan has with UCLan works each methods and it’s a incredible partnership.”
Dr Adrian Ibbetson, Director of Sport at UCLan, mentioned: “We’re delighted to see Liam full his research at UCLan. He’s a really gifted Rugby League participant who now has one other string to his bow that will probably be an asset to his profession additional down the road. The College is happy with its long-standing relationship with Wigan Warriors and it’s incredible to see this partnership proceed to flourish.”