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ACS Cobham on 'Approved List of Team Bases' for Rugby World Cup 2015

Published Tuesday 4th of February 2014 10:57:36 AM

ACS Cobham has supported Cobham Rugby Club in a successful bid to be included on the �Approved List� as a potential team base for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

The rigorous application process, which is still ongoing, involved site visits from England Rugby 2015. It was enhanced by the support that has been provided from ACS Cobham who, if selected, will be providing fitness and swimming pool facilities. Team Bases will be used to provide homes and training space for visiting Rugby teams as well possible match venues.

Bases on the approved list are not guaranteed to host teams; however they will be used to provide the competing nations with their Team Base options, many of which are currently undertaking visits of prospective bases.

A Team Base must include an indoor and outdoor training facility, a gym, an indoor swimming pool and a hotel. These facilities must meet international team training standards and be located in close proximity of one another.

England Rugby 2015 requires up to 50 bases for use during the tournament. These will be confirmed mid-2014 following completion of team visits and selection; only 65 venues across the country have been selected on the Approved List as possible Team Bases.

ACS Cobham International School Director of Sport, Dave Schuchter commented;

�It is exciting for our school to be able to play a key role in this bid. Our swimming pool and fitness facilities are of an excellent standard and we are delighted that this has helped contribute to the successful application for Approved List status.�

Director of Cobham Sports Association, Anthony Balkwill added;

�This is a fantastic accolade, not only for Cobham Sports Association, Cobham Rugby and its members, who give all of their time voluntarily, but also for the Cobham Community. We are still working with England Rugby 2015 through the process and hope that we will be selected for Rugby World Cup 2015�.

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