Worcester Warriors is a team that has players who continue to have successful roles even after their active roles on the field ends.
One such instance is of Jake Abbott. He was a former flanker who has now obtained a role with the Rugby Players association. Jake has found a new way of staying in touch with the sport. He has taken up a role in the Rugby Players’ Association. Being an ex England player of 28 years of age, being part of the association will involve looking into the welfare of players of teams like Yorkshire Carnegie academy, RPA Alumni North, Newcastle Falcons and others.
He had joined back to Worcester after having a brief spell with Griffins in US, Dallas where he also took up the role of an assistant coach. He has been a student of the Worcester Sixth Form College. His new role will involve development of new players in a managerial capacity. Abbott stated that he is looking forward to the new role and would like to be engaged in helping players work on their development.
He is likely to be moving his family over to the north as well. The development pathways offered by RPA is significant. About 82 percent of players usually get to plan their futures and what to pursue outside the sport with the help of these programs. Abbott feels fortunate that he has landed such a role and opportunity. He was part of the junior set up of Worcester after which he became an integral part of Worcester Warriors. His debut was in the year 2008. He was part of the team when they secured promotion in 2011 from the Championship. When he suffered from a knee injury he was released from the team and that is when he linked up with Griffin.