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Bears promote university scholarship opportunity

Kieran Sherratt, Coventry University Scholarship student 

Kieran Sherratt, Coventry University Scholarship student 

Coventry University Scholarship Opportunity

Coventry University are seeking to recruit new players through their highly successful Sports Scholarship scheme. The scheme which has been running for a number of years has gained new found popularity since the Bears entered League One as there is now a clear pathway to semi professional Rugby League through the scheme.

Coventry Bears managing director Alan Robinson commented:

'As a former student myself at Coventry University I want to keep a firm pathway from University Rugby League to the Bears. University RL is a hotbed of talent and one which we like to keep a close eye on, we have had a large number of students in our ranks down the years, and now we are a professional club we have much more to offer potential students coming to the city to study.'

Kieran pictured centre for the Bears in Toronto  

Kieran pictured centre for the Bears in Toronto  

"Last year we recruited former Wigan Academy player Kieran Sherratt through his interest in going to University which has been a huge success for him, he was accepted onto the Coventry University Sports Management Degree course, one of the best of its kind in the world and has now been selected for the England Students team to tour Australia this July and compete in the Universities World Cup. Kieran has also coached for us on our community programme and been a great asset to the club both on and off the field"

England Students in Australia  

England Students in Australia  

Kieran lining up against Fui Fui Moi Moi in Toronto  

Kieran lining up against Fui Fui Moi Moi in Toronto  

The University is now actively recruiting players for 2017/18 and there is no reason why a new player straight from College or Sixth form could achieve a scholarship and indeed a contract with Coventry Bears for next season. The scheme is also open to more mature students already at other Universities who may have played a high level of sport and are seeking new qualifications such as a Masters.

Potential Scholars must qualify for a course at the University before having the opportunity to be considered for a scholarship.

Can Coventry University make you an offer? CLICK  HERE 

For the Coventry University Website CLICK HERE

For available courses CLICK HERE

Scholarship information page where you can download the application form CLICK HERE

Read about the UK No1 Coventry University Sports Management Masters Course CLICK HERE

For more information on Scholarships please contact Tom Shakesphere Coventry University Sports Development dept on: on or +44 (0)24 7679 5979.


If you wish to email the Bears about potential opportunities through this scheme you can email Alan direct on:


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