Student lands internship at Premiership side
A LANGHOLM student has landed an internship at English premiership rugby side Leicester Tigers next season.
Dayne Massey of Eskdalemuir, who is studying physical education at the University of Cumbria, is a former sports leader and current coach with Annandale and Eskdale Active Schools and Community Sport.
Dayne was the Dumfries and Galloway young coach of the year in 2015 and narrowly missed out on the Scottish award after being shortlisted in a very high quality category. He also carried the Queen's Baton along Langholm High Street in the run-up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Leicester Tigers are the most successful English club since the introduction of league rugby in 1987, winning the championship 10 times.
Dayne’s role at Leicester, which starts in July and lasts the full rugby season, will be as a physical performance intern, working primarily with the Leicester Tigers senior squad and, occasionally, with the development and academy players.
Dayne said: “I hope to develop my professional capacity in the performance environment and will look to critically identify and develop personal qualities which are demanded at this level such as leadership.
“The Active Schools and Community Sport team in Annandale and Eskdale have given me the best possible platform to build on. The work I have had, the experiences I have gained, the references for university and the opportunities to develop and meet new contacts have been the most influential aspect over my mindset, choice of career path and skill development within sport.”
Dayne has worked incredibly hard and is the perfect role model for any young person pursuing a career in sport and the team wish Dayne all the very best in his new role.