Oscar heads for American Football Future
Oscar Poyser joins NFL Training on a Scholarship Scheme
BSHS Year 12 student Oscar Poyser is leaving the School today to join Loughborough College on a Scholarship programme sponsored by the NFL Academy.
Oscar, who is taking A Levels in Physics, Business Studies and Design Technology has won a place at the prestigious training academy, designed to funnel students into the American University Scholarship programme for NFL (American Football).
Oscar will finish his A Levels at Loughborough College which fits his studies around an intensive training schedule.
Every day at 6am he will be in the gym followed by a block of lessons. Next, he will follow a review of his recent training programme, which is filmed each time to learn techniques and monitor progress. Then there will be either another block of lessons or a technical practise training followed by a second block of lessons.
Oscar has played rugby for TBSHS since joining the School and he also does Strongman training like his older brother Alfie, also a former TBSHS pupil. (Alfie recently powered his way to glory in Koru Gym’s annual strongman and strongwoman competitions in Bishop’s Stortford.)
Oscar applied for the NFL training programme and had to supply videos and of him lifting and playing rugby. This was followed by a Trial at Loughborough and being allocated an Offensive Line Coach. (Currently he plays rugby in a 2nd row position).
Oscar who is 6′ 5″ (Minimum height for the programme is 6′ 3″), and has spent three years in the Saracen’s Rugby Development Programme is really looking forward to his new regime.
After his time there, he hopes to be able to apply to an American University to read Mechanical Engineering or Business Management, whilst obtaining sponsorship from the American NFL. Following that, the prospect of being given a contract as a player looms – and rest assured – we will watch this space very carefully from this side of the Atlantic!
Oscar starts on the 14th August, and we wish him all the very best from his friends and colleagues here at TBSHS.
Mr Rob Stark Head of Sixth Form and assistant Headteacher, said “I want to congratulate Oscar on this wonderful achievement and opportunity. These Talent ID schemes are very competitive and I hope Oscar enjoys, learns and grows from this great scheme. Although it is shame that Oscar has to leave TBSHS to enrol onto this programme, Oscar will have benefitted immensely from the school’s sports programme and all the opportunities on offer here. As a NFL fan, I do hope this opens up interesting pathways into the US Collegiate System and beyond. We look forward to hearing more about Oscar’s journey in the future.