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Sir Gordon Tietjens and XCL World Academy Launch Singapore’s first High Performance Rugby 7s Academy

13th April, 2017 Singapore – Today former New Zealand All Black 7’s coach Sir Gordon Tietjens and leading international school XCL World Academy will launch a new partnership. The XCL World Academy Rugby 7’s Academy presented by Sir Gordon Tietjens, for 15 to 18 year old Singapore based players. The announcement will take place during the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) HSBC Rugby 7’s Gala Dinner being held at the Pan Pacific this evening. Media are invited to cover the launch and to speak with representatives from XCL World Academy Singapore and Sir Gordon Tietjens.

The XCL World Academy Rugby 7’s Academy presented by Sir Gordon Tietjens will provide a platform for Singapore’s best aspiring rugby 7’s players aged 15 to 18 with a high performance pathway to possible international rugby selection. Sir Gordon Tietjens, legendary former All Black 7’s and current Manu Samoa coach will provide the Academy with the very latest, cutting edge training environment based on his 22 years experience at the very top of the sport. Utilising Gordon’s wealth of knowledge, vision and passion the XCL World Academy Rugby 7’s Academy hopes to provide the springboard to develop aspiring Singapore players, helping them achieve success at the very highest level on the World stage.

Headquartered at XCL World Academy, a leading pre-K to Grade 12 international school, ambitious contenders will go through a series of selection clinics to take place over the coming months to find the best, most promising Singapore based players. Once selected the players will participate in a high performance international level training regime under the guidance and patronage of Sir Gordon Tietjens. With access to unprecedented knowledge and experience in all areas of rugby 7’s theory, tactics, skills and fitness instruction the Academy will provide its players a year long training schedule as well as opportunities to participate abroad in tournaments around South East Asia and Australasia.

About Sir Gordon Tietjens

Sir Gordon Tietjens is one of the most respected and successful Rugby Sevens coaches in the history of the sport. For 22 years Gordon coached the New Zealand All Blacks 7’s team, amassing a staggering number of successes over this period including, 12 IRB World 7’s Series Championships, 2 Rugby World Cup 7’s Championships and 4 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal Winners.

About XCL World Academy

XCL World Academy is a leading International school providing quality education for pre-K to Grade 12 students. Offering the continuum of IB education, (PYP, MYP, Diploma) as well as the Cambridge IGCSE exams at the end of Grade 10, XCL World Academy Singapore provides outstanding learning opportunities to the international student community, strengthened by nearly 60 years’ experience from our global network of leading XCL World Academy Education Schools. XCL World Academy Singapore students, representing more than 60 nationalities, are taught in an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement. Our international syllabus provides a balanced education across Academic, Arts and Sports.

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