10 Mar 14
Harlequins' supporters association, Quinssa, have organised another exciting evening at The Stoop (Jester's Bar) on March 26th at 7.30pm, doors from 7.00pm.
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Quins v L Irish
Harlequins v London Irish
London Irish (H)
29/03/2014, KO 15:00
Sat 29th Mar 14
AVIVA Premiership Rugby
L Irish 18-13 Quins
L W W L W
L Irish Form
W W W L L
Will Skinner commented: "Now having had to retire from rugby and make the transition in to the world outside professional sport, I can see even more benefit in carrying out programmes such as these. It was a great experience and even though I was working in a different working environment to what I was used to, I was reassured by the work ethic and team ethos that was evident within the company. I would like thank everyone that helped me at Ascot, especially Andrew Brooks and Yvonne Keyes who put the programme together."
Yvonne Keyes Ascot's HR Director said "We're proud to continue supporting the player development programme, offering Harlequins players the opportunity to learn about our business."
Taking the baton from Will, Jack Clifford and Louis Grimoldby have now stepped into Will's shoes. They are following a similar internship path, after Will represented the club so well within the business.
Jack Clifford added: "Learning at Ascot Underwriting has been hugely beneficial to me so far as I am exposed to a number of different business topics which I have never encountered before. It sets me in good stead for a career post rugby, but also provides me with essential skills that I can take back to the rugby pitch to benefit me there also.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time so far and look forward to developing a deeper understanding throughout my internship."
Mark Soden our Performance Manager here at Harlequins said "We would like to pass on our thanks once more to the Ascot team. They have developed a simply brilliant programme for Louis and Jack to develop in. One I would have hugely benefited from many moons ago as a player. Their generosity in giving of their time and expertise has been brilliant.
"Retirement for all players is inevitable, wherever we can prepare our player for life after rugby we will, but most importantly it gives them confidence and a raft of other skills they can relate back to rugby. Communication, leadership and general confidence all help our boys be at their best on and off the pitch."