Rugby academy place for Fisher

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A former La Moye and Les Quennevais student and a member of the Jersey Rugby Club’s minis’ squad since he was six, Fisher took some time to adjust to college life before finding his feet and eventually captaining the U17s’ second team.

Hartpury Rugby Academy is a joint venture between Hartpury College and Gloucester RFC whose aim is to attract high-calibre rugby players to study at the college with a view to developing rugby talent and help the students to break into both the Academy and Gloucester RFC teams.

Guest coaches include Phil Vickery, former Gloucester captain and World Cup winner; Dave Ellis, defensive coach for Gloucester RFC and the French national team; and Thinus Delport, South African player and student coach at Worcester Warriors.

Fisher, who prefers to play as hooker but has also played at flanker this season, was a member of the under-18 Jersey side which beat Guernsey in the annual inter-insular, and he was also a winning member of his Gloucester club, Widden Old Boys U17s, who won the Gloucestershire county plate.

He was capped three times for Hampshire under-17s last season and won the man-of-the-match award against Surrey, when he played at full-back.

Fisher said: ‘Hartpury is fantastic.

The coaches, lecturers and staff are brilliant.

We have the best facilities and the players are all great.

‘I miss all my family and friends, but Hartpury represents class.

‘To achieve here you have to be 100 per cent committed.

That is what I am, and what I will continue to be.

We have a great laugh and take some big hits, but, at the end of the day, we are all friends learning and having fun playing the game we love.’Fisher is supported by the Strasser Foundation and the Bosdet Foundation.

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