A place among Exeter’s best for RWC2015 legacy
The Mini’s Academy team have been announced as finalists in the Best New Business section of the Exeter Living Awards. Held on 6th April, at The Great Hall in Exeter University, these awards celebrate the very best of Exeter.
Mini’s Academy Director of Development; Tracey Alison said “It’s a real honour to be listed amongst the finalists; it’s testament to an amazing first year and the belief of a strong RWC2015 legacy partnership”.
The Academy, which runs after-school, core skill development, tag rugby sessions, for 4 - 7 year olds in schools across the city, is committed to making their sessions as accessible to children & families as possible. Promoting a healthy, active, lifestyle and keeping the legacy of RWC2015 alive, stands at the core of their development plan and the team is very much behind the Get Active Exeter campaign to become the healthiest, most active city in the country by 2018.
The Academy’s recent partnership with Exeter Chiefs Community Coaches and the Chiefs Rugby Academy has been hugely successful over the past few months.
“Yes we’re a commercial business, but our commitment & values extend way beyond the end of year accounts, to opening doors, creating opportunities and developing pathways, in all areas of sport, for our coaches & children’ says Tracey. “Our work with Exeter Chiefs Academy & Exeter College has been amazingly successful, with names like Dan Swain, Aaron Thompson & Sam Daly now heading up regular sessions at many of our schools. It’s fantastic to see them getting their coaching experience through Mini’s”.
Supported by the Schools & Sports Partnership in Somerset and Arena in Cornwall, the Academy is now set to roll out across both counties from September 2017 and is actively recruiting coaches.
Nic Sestaret, Director of Coaching & former Exeter Chief, said “As a business, we couldn’t have a stronger platform after just one year”