The Aspire Programme is the first step on James’ ‘Talent Pathway’ and consists of eight training days that will take place at venues all over the region, culminating in a championship competition in June.
“For a student that shows this amount of dedication to his sport, the opportunity for James to train with coaches from the national team is well deserved.” Headteacher Andy Squires said.
“James has been invited to attend the programme, as he has shown potential to play for England. Over the next year James will get the chance to demonstrate his talents and I am confident he has the capability and potential to succeed during the programme and beyond.”
The Aspire programme is focused on enhancing players with potential above county level to create a sustainable succession of players into the England Development Programme and offer a quality environment where the best players in the region can come together to train.