Moulton College could be Rugby World Cup team base in 2015

moulton college rugby scrum machine
moulton college rugby scrum machine

Moulton College has been selected as a possible team base for one of the countries taking part in the rugby World Cup in 2015.

England will host the World Cup next year and up to 50 bases are required for the 20 teams due to take part.

Each team base must include an indoor and outdoor training facility, a gym, an indoor swimming pool and a hotel.

Moulton College is on the approved list, which means it could be chosen as a country’s base, depending on where their matches are being played.

There are more than 80 contenders to be one of the 50 team bases. The final team base list will be confirmed later this year.

Principal of Moulton College, Stephen Davies, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to get behind Rugby World Cup 2015.

“Selecting Moulton as a potential team base is an honour and a ringing endorsement that the outstanding facilities here are truly world class – something our students in the rugby academy certainly benefit from with several representing England at all levels”.

Robbie Speirs, commercial manager for Moulton College, said: “The criteria that was set by the inspection team was of a very high standard.

“Every detail was assessed to make sure that the visiting teams would have the highest quality of resources available to them.

“Having achieved ratification the work now begins liaising with the tournament organisers and the various team mangers and looking at the logistics of planning a smooth and seamless training operation.

“Having worked with many national and international sports teams including many England squads, we understand the needs of visiting teams very well at Moulton.

“We are very excited that the college will play an integral part in the build up to one of the Planets major sporting tournaments.”