Seevic's Twickenham try scorer selected for Regional Team
Monday, 15 February 2016
Seevic College student Amos Filson, 18, has been selected to play for Rugby Football Union London & South East, giving him the opportunity to trial for England’s under 18s selection. Amos, from Rainham who previously attended Sanders Draper School, only starting playing rugby at the age of 16, but with Seevic’s help has made it to national level in just two years.
Amos who studies Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business alongside the Rugby Academy said: “I was honestly shocked and surprised when I was selected to be given the opportunity to play for London and South East Division. Seevic has offered me great experiences as well as being pushed in every aspect of my game. Without Seevic I would not have the skills and knowledge of the game that I have today.”
Danny Cleare, Director of Rugby at the College said: “I am immensely proud to see how far Amos has come from where he started. It is incredible to find someone with such talent that is improving at such a fast pace.
“It is always rewarding to give the students opportunities within the Rugby Academy that they wouldn’t normally get anywhere else.”
The winger currently plays at Southend for the men’s team and played his first game for them at the young age of 17. Although this is not his only achievement as he also scored a try at Twickenham in the National NatWest Vase Finals 2015 with Seevic. He said: “When I put the ball down on the touch line I felt proud and it made me pumped for the rest of the game.”
Coach Cleare, said: “Amos’s try lifted the whole team’s hope and drove them to push to the very end.”
Amos referred to playing at Twickenham as an “unreal experience”. He added “many professionals have played in the exact same place as me and it was a privilege to have the opportunity, which will stay with me forever”
Filson has also represented Seevic at many competitions and tournaments including; making it to the finals of the National Sevens twice, the Essex Cup and the Premier Cup National semi-finals in Cornwall this year.
Seevic offers the students free access to its Nuffield Health gym, sporting facilities and expert coaching. All the coaches focus on the skills required, knowledge and match techniques. As well as this students also have a professional Strength and Conditioning coach, Mark Williams, who trains with them on a regular basis.
Amos said: “All the support at the College is amazing and it is all free. This is the same training and expertise in which you would get at one of the top academies with the bonus of there being no charge.”
The Rugby team at Seevic consists of a large amount of national competitors and Amos said “I have the opportunity to play with peers that I look up to and inspire to be like. They have a lot more experience than me so it is invaluable to learn from the rest of the team.
“Everyone at Seevic made me feel welcomed and the team has good chemistry which helps to improve our game as a team. Seevic has a great environment - not only within the Rugby team but around the whole College.”
Seevic is one of the top five Colleges in the country for sport, with a large amount of coaches that are able to push students to their full potential. Amos speaks very highly of Danny Cleare as well as Harry Hudson, Forwards Coach, and Chris Green, Head Coach. He said: “The coaches at Seevic have made me feel proud in the way in which I play and have given me great opportunities to improve and reach national level.”
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