US and Canadian student-athletes aged 16 to 19 have an excellent opportunity to prepare fully for future higher education degree programs whilst immersing themselves for a one year high performance program in a region with a steep rugby history and culture. Scholarship Connect facilitate recruitment for the Hartlepool Sixth Form College International Rugby Academy which offers a highly professional and competitive playing environment in the highest level of college rugby in the UK.
“The HSFC program is unique. Players can visit from a country where the game is in its infancy and step into development and competition at its most advanced. One year will not only give players the learning experience of a lifetime, they can take their riches back to America and make a bigger and more valuable personal contribution to the game” Andrew Muxworthy, Director, Scholarship Connect
"Student's at Hartlepool Sixth Form College not only get good academic support, they also get a very thorough and individualized rugby program. Over the past few seasons more and more players from the college have earned call-ups to the Newcastle Falcons Academy and it has now become one of our main feeder establishments." Mark Laycock ~ Academy Manager, Newcastle Falcons