News today that Saracens and England winger Chris Ashton has teamed up with Virtual Learning UK to launch a two-year rugby union and education scholarship for 16 to 18-year-olds.
The Chris Ashton Academy will run two-year courses combining
top-level rugby coaching and a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport.
Included on the curriculum are lessons in swallow-diving, try-butchering
and generally acting like a bit of a twat.