Rugby Flyer Looks to Digital Future

Rugby League sensation and the game’s hottest property, Welshman Regan Grace, is looking to his future – and he believes it’s digital

Speedster Grace is burning up Rugby League’s premier competition and is already officially clocked as Super League’s fastest man. His 100 first team games has been achieved in record time and he is an ever present threat in reigning Super League champion’s St.Helen’s potent attack.

Despite the prospect of continuing with a very rewarding career and adding to a trophy cabinet full of winner’s medals, 23 year old Grace is already looking forward to a future after professional sport. This he believes is a digital one and he has committed to that by announcing a tie up today with Swansea based, fast growth Learning Technology company Aspire 2Be, as their Digital Ambassador. With offices in London and Guernsey as well, this partnership promises to be a very exciting one for Regan and Aspire 2Be.

Grace will represent the company as their Digital Ambassador, promoting the importance of digital skills acquisition and the need to improve digital capability throughout the workforce. In return, he will receive personal training across all three major operating systems, media,  film and presentational skills by Aspire 2Be’s award winning team of tutors and technicians.

‘I know that the career of a professional athlete can be both precarious and short. I also know that in our technology driven society, there is a shortage of digital skills and that their acquisition is a huge differentiator. This is why I want to learn new skills and greatly improve the ones that I have already developed. I need these skills now and I’ll need them long after my time in professional sport is over.’ Grace said.

Responding to these comments, Aspire 2Be Director and Co-Founder Simon Pridham said, ‘Regan is absolutely correct in his comments, the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need to develop digital skills. Despite big strides to improve digital capability, particularly here in Wales, there is a shortage of skills crisis right across the European community, with the UK featuring at the bottom of the EU league table. This is why we have developed our AspirEd online learning platform, to help users to develop these skills through remote learning.’

 ’In a short space of time, Aspire 2Be has grown into a company with a national and international perspective and a client list to match. One area that we are very keen to develop further is the north of England and we hope that Regan will help us continue the successful roll-out of our AspirEd platform to the schools and teaching profession there, by expanding our reach across the M62 corridor and beyond,’ he added.

 ‘Regan is exactly the type of person that we want to represent our company. He has great values and even though he’s the sport of Rugby League’s current ‘poster boy’ he is genuine, humble and sincere. We think that he’s the perfect role model for our brand and he’s someone who can influence the opinion, mindset and action of others. Digital skills needs its champions and in Regan it has someone who can show what dedication, hard work and application can achieve.’ Pridham concluded.

  • Aspire 2Be (A2B) is a multi award winning International Learning Technology company that crafts creative, bespoke solutions in order to develop outstanding digital competence skills across education, business and sport. Headquartered at the SA1 waterfront development in Swansea, with offices in Wales, London and Guernsey, they are the only Learning Technology company in Europe who are global training partners of all three tech giants, Apple, Google and Microsoft. You can follow their progress on Twitter and on Facebook
  • AspirEd is an online, digital Learning Management Solution, crafted by expert, experienced educationalists at Aspire 2Be which combines technology, pedagogy and curriculum in compliance with national objectives, to develop outstanding teaching and learning skills development. It delivers e-Learning courses with integrated gamification and powerful social features that promote user engagement and its robust, adaptable, extendable, interactive functionality facilitates end user collaboration.
  • Regan Grace 23, is a native of Port Talbot who left to take a place in St. Helens Rugby League club’s famous academy system, where he has graduated to become an ever present in the current Super League Champions’ potent line-up playing over 100 games for the club. A Welsh Rugby League international player, he was clocked at speeds of 36.07 km/h officially making him the fastest player in Super League the game’s premier competition in 2019. For more information on Regan Grace please contact his representatives Anthony O’Callaghan on (07976) 374804
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