🙋🏻♀️Message from a Rugby Mum🏉
Hi there, thanks so much for reading to the end of Brendan’s blog page. I hope you now have a better understanding of our family life and Brendan’s passion & commitment to his game of Rugby.
I need to offer an explanation for our funding page as we are asking for help to support his journey. The US College system is very different to that in the UK. Despite Brendan’s Rugby scholarship, he is very reliant on himself and the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ for the balance of his fees.
In August, when Brendan begins studying abroad, he will not be entitled to the UK student loan system and because he is not a US citizen, he is not entitled to any student grants in the US either. So, we now need to raise as much as possible towards his £15k annual Fees for Tuition/Travel/Living costs out there for the next four years.
We are extremely proud of Brendan’s decision to study abroad and feel it is a bold move at almost 18 to leave all he knows and embrace the challenges of college life. As parents, we have spent many weekends in all kinds of weather to support his dream so far and after his Degree, when he returns to the UK, Brendan hopes to become a Rugby coach or sports nutritionist or a physiotherapist if he doesn't pursue the sport professionally along the way.
I write to you now as a supportive Mum in the hope that you will understand my goal to help Brendan. I have watched him over the years go through the emotions of winning and losing, falling down and getting up for more. Relying on his Team mates in the game and gaining friendships for life.
I’ve watched him overcome a knee injury and subsequent operation and almost give up when he thought his chances were over. But then I’ve seen him triumph with determination & to exercise hard when his spirit was broken and come back with a stronger mindset and fitter than before.
This is Brendan’s Blog page and link to his funding page - every pound/ every dollar counts at this stage so any shares would be gratefully received
Thanks so much to everyone in advance for your support