The Trust’s Sports Business and Entrepreneurship programme (in association with UWE) is a unique course inspired by a Finish education programme called Team Academy. This uses Socratic methods of inquiry-based study which challenges students to engage in a new way of learning. Students on the course learn by doing and engage in a practice-led environment, where they are coached in teams and work together on projects. Bristol City Community Trust launched this unique degree in 2017 and is continuously learning from other institutes. Mondragon University launched their Team Academy course over 10 years ago and 14 students and two staff members visited this institute to learn from their practices and processes.Whilst over in Bilbao, students were lucky enough to work with the WATS team – an organisation formed with the goal of eradicating violence in sport. Community Trust Staff and students spent two days with the WATS team and were lucky enough to take part in multiple project workshops and team sessions with the organisation.
The 27-year-old, who can operate across the back row, joined Bristol from Connacht in 2018.The former New Zealand U20 captain won the Pro14 title in Galway alongside Director of Rugby Pat Lam and had made 29 appearances for the club since his arrival.Director of Rugby Pat Lam said: “Jake is a versatile player and has made some important contributions in the past two seasons.“His value to the team is second to none – Jake is consistent, a leader, and has huge respect from the players and staff.“After recovering from injury at the beginning of his time here, Jake has gone from strength to strength and established himself as a key operator within the group.“The more he has played, the better he has got, so we’re excited to see how he continues to develop and add more value over the next two years.”Heenan added: “I’m delighted to have extended my stay at Bristol Bears. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Pat Lam once again and I’m really enjoying my rugby here.“There’s a really good group here and a real one team culture where everybody contributes on and off the field.“We are building an exciting squad and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the club’s journey.”
Embed from Getty Images Brentford want at least £20m for striker Neal Maupay.It follows reports that newly promoted Sheffield United are planning a £15m move for the 22-year-old, who scored 28 goals last season.Aston Villa, managed by former Brentford boss Dean Smith and also recently promoted to the Premier League, have been linked with Maupay too.AdChoices广告But the Bees have noted that financially troubled Birmingham City sold striker Che Adams to Southampton for a reported £15m.Brentford, on the other hand, do not need to sell so feel they can hold out for significantly more than that amount.They have already banked sizeable transfer fees for several players in recent years, including the recent sale of goalkeeper Daniel Bentley to Bristol City and Chris Mepham’s January move to Bournemouth, so are in a position to play hardball.There is also a belief that Maupay’s market value will increase further by the time the January transfer window opens if he stays at Brentford and continues his prolific form during the first half of the coming season.The Frenchman was signed from St Etienne in 2017 and is under contract at Griffin Park until 2021.Meanwhile, Brentford are set to complete the signing of David Raya – West London Sport revealed in May that the Blackburn goalkeeper was being targeted as a replacement for Bentley, who has since left.Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel See also:Brentford sign Pinnock and youngster CarreSheffield United complete signing of FreemanFulham interested in Brentford defender KonsaBlackburn keeper Raya set for Brentford medicalPinnock has high hopes for BrentfordBrentford complete signing of keeper RayaBees move for Jansson and reject offer for SawyersMaupay withdrawn from Bees squad and given time offPinnock determined to help improve Brentford’s defendingFrank: Maupay and Benrahma nursing injuriesFrank keen to keep Bees stars Maupay and Benrahma Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook