'I want Doncaster Knights' academy to be among best in country' - Tyson Lewis

Tyson Lewis wants the Doncaster Knights Academy to be recognised as one of the best of its kind in the country.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 10:27 pm
Tyson Lewis

Former winger Lewis, 35, is now focusing on his role as academy director after announcing his retirement from the professional game.

Knights’ academy had been due to compete in British University & College Sports [BUCS] Premier Division Two - the third tier of university rugby - this season prior to its cancellation due to coronavirus.

The Castle Park youngsters have been promoted three times in four seasons since joining the BUCS in 2016.

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"For me I’ve always been about giving back, certainly with the academy,” Lewis told drfc.co.uk.

“I want the academy to be one of the best academies in the country.

“Right now we’re playing in the BUCS and a big goal that we’ve always set ourselves is to get to Super BUCS (the highest level of university rugby union) and drag the college and the university along with us.

“I want to make sure that whenever I look back on it that it’s one of the top rugby institutions within the country.

“We’re matching that with the first team out there who are one of the top clubs in the country.

“So that’s the ultimate goal – making sure that I give back and that I’m always an asset to the club, pushing the academy and making sure we can get to Super BUCS and really leave something here for the younger players coming through and something for the club.”