12 Oct 2014
Sirius Academy chosen as Rugby World Cup 2013 Training Camp
Students and staff at Sirius Academy are celebrate after our school becomes the only one in the country to be picked as a training facility for next year's Rugby League World Cup 2013. We will be the training facility for France, with Papua New Guinea training at the MS3 Craven Park. Student Jansin Turgut confirmed the academy's role yesterday after Hull FC's KC Stadium was chosen to host England and Fiji and Hull KR's MS3 Craven Park to feature Papua New Guinea's fixtures against France and Samoa. France will stay at the Holiday Inn on Hull's Marina and Papua New Guinea will stay at The Village, Priory Park East, Hessle. Jansin, who also plays for Hull FC under-16s, said: "It will be incredible to see the professionals using the same facilities as we do. We will learn a lot from them."Jansin has played an active role in the Twice the Passion bid, which saw Hull KR and Hull FC team up to bring next year's Rugby League World Cup to residents. He said: "It has been great to be part of the bid and showing the officials around the academy. It hasn't been hard to talk about the sport as rugby league is a passion of mine. The entire city will be buzzing when the matches start. Hopefully, we will show the world the passion Hull and East Yorkshire has for rugby league." Mrs Causier, Curriculum leader Languages at Sirius, believes it will be a great opportunity for students to practise their French. She said: "This is fantastic. Hull and rugby league go hand in hand. I am privileged. We're hoping students will get the opportunity to conduct interviews with players. It will be a great opportunity for students to practise their French. This will be an opportunity for them to use the language in real life rather than just in a simulated environment." The dates and times of the fixtures will be revealed in the near future.