Matt Carter-Director of Rugby at Newcastle University
Will Scholey is an
outstanding young man eager, keen and constantly willing to learn. Will trains
hard in order to obviously become an even better player but just as importantly
to help and support all his fellow teammates.
Newcastle University are very
proud of every player that achieves County, Regional and International
representation however in Wills case he has achieved this accolade two years
running which is a remarkable achievement and a great tribute to his dedication
and commitment to Newcastle University Yorkshire and England U20s rugby. Will
has managed this whilst studying hard for his degree and working on his family
farm in Yorkshire
Wills positive personality,
work ethic, effort, desire and attitude was infectious and won him the clubs
player of the year this season.
Will is a very good hooker - his
preferred position - with skill and technical ability both in the scrum, throwing
in and in open play. In addition Will can cover all 3 front row positions so is
an exceptional player to have available.
Will is also very good in
open play both as a ball carrier, support player and is effective at the
breakdown with the ability to off load in contact. If there was an area for Will
to work on it would be to work a little on his footwork before contact just to
unsettle the defender a little more
Will is mobile which enables
him to continuously get into excellent positons to receive and carry the ball and
is always looking for work. His work rate is a major strength of his.
Will is comfortable with ball
in hand and works tremendously hard to make himself available to carry the ball
time and again. His transition from set piece to open play is also very good
accentuating and highlighting his excellent work rate and attitude to get and
be constantly involved.
Wills attitude is
exceptional. He is very competitive and confrontational which enables him to
carry very hard and make or get over the gain line on most occasions. Will is a
very good trainer and is extremely consistent in his application to training.
Will has a good skill set.
Very rarely does he spill the ball and is an extremely reliable and effective
ball carrier. He is capable of bringing people into play with an array of deft passes
as well. Wills throwing in is also consistently of a very high standard.
Will is a robust player prepared
to take people on. Obviously his physical development is important and I am
sure that this can be further enhanced and added to with great success over the
forthcoming months and years.
Will would be a great
addition to any club. His maturity, work ethic, and playing ability all
enhancing his willingness to continuously improve. He is very committed and
disciplined and knows how to balance and manage his time applying real vigour
to what he does. Will would be excellent in managing his time to pursue both
his rugby and whatever job / role he was asked to undertake alongside this.
Wills personality is such
that you can get into excellent discussions with him and he expresses his
opinions in a mature and appropriate manner. Will is a team player and would
always endeavour to help anyone out in whatever capacity and way he could.
I hope the statement above
conveys Wills strengths and personality and I would conclude by stating that I
would be proud to recommend Will to any club / establishment that he chose to
If you require any further
information please donâ€™t hesitate to get in touch with me at any time
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Scott Powell- Head Coach of Rugby at Newcastle University
I was Will Scholeys coach at Newcastle
University 2016-2017 season.
I cannot speak highly enough about Wills
attitude towards the game, the improvement he has made this season is mainly
because of his attitude throughout the season and he has improved hugely.
Wills main attributes are around his set
piece, he can play in any position in the front row and has played in all
positions this season. His main and best position is hooker, he is very good at
throwing in, he has a varied amount of throwing and his technique is very good
staying correct under pressure also.
Wills scrummaging is also extremely good,
very physical, building the scrum around himself.
He is extremely mobile for a hooker and
physical, with it his main attribute around the park is his carrying ability
and his ability to stay on his feet, using his leg drive in contact. He has
good tackle technique and is strong in the contact area.
I would recommend Will to any team he
chooses to play for, I believe he has the attitude to develop and go a lot
further in his career, his attitude is one that any coach would want to work
Please feel free to contact myself for
England Rugby Community Rugby Coach
Matt Thompson-Forwards Coach at Newcastle University