Reading Rockets partner with Bucks New University!

“Our joint vision is to develop a programme that captures the imagination of young people that have the passion and commitment to further themselves as student athletes.”

Over the past 18 months the Rockets and Bucks New Uni have been working hard to develop a sustainable and exciting programme to allow a high performance pathway for athletes to continue their education at Degree level while also having the flexibility to develop their chosen sport.

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Head of School at Bucks New University Paul Morgan says about the growing partnership:

“At New Bucks University we are keen to develop relationships with local partners within all sectors of our University to give our students the very best opportunities to develop themselves holistically.

The partnership with the Rockets is a timely one and after many months of meetings and planning we both feel the time is right to develop this relationship and create a programme that represents both parties genuinely and accurately. We are very excited about the future.”

Director of Coaching at the Rockets Matt Johnson commented:

“The progress of all our young Academy players is of utmost importance to us at the Rockets and since spending such a lot of time with Paul and the incredible team he has at the University we are very keen to develop a programme at New Bucks University that can stand the test of time, deliver high performance outcomes and allow young people a chance to balance their sport and academic in a local and enthusiastic provider”

All interested students are welcome to attend the University open days and can also get more information by contacting Matt Johnson or Paul Morgan at: