Ellesmere College 1st Rugby Team Enjoy Second Unbeaten Season.
Ellesmere College's 1st XV rugby team's unbeaten run continues. Having gone last season undefeated the 1st XV has reached a second season with its playing record intact. Over the last three seasons the 1st XV have only lost one match.
In the Senior Squad an incredible thirteen players were called up for regional representation. North Midlands is the combination of Worcester, Hereford, greater Birmingham and Shropshire and Ellesmere provided eleven players three at U19 and eight at U18. Two other players represented North Wales.
Further individual success was achieved in the Junior teams at U16 we had four Shropshire players and one Cheshire player with one player going through to the North Midlands. At U14 an amazing eleven players were selected at the recent Shropshire trials, ensuring that the future looks very strong.
Director of the Rugby Academy, Paul Goodwin remarked, 'We now have a system that develops players from an early age, and so have young players with very advanced skills. Although at junior levels we sometimes come unstuck against a side with very big players, the technical skills we are developing come through in the end as seen with the senior sides. For a school we have a model that is very advanced with external professionals joining us on a weekly basis to cover aspects of fitness, nutrition, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.'
North Mids U18
Sam Lewis, James Lloyd, Nat Thomas, Adam Churton, Ben Morris, Rhys Heyes,
Chris Morgan and Alex Dunn
North Mids U19
Danny Matthews, James Farrell, Steve Bannister
North Wales U18
Aled Ellis, Joel Galley
B Brooks, O Brereton, B Phillips, I Phillips, W Goodwin, M Brown, J Taylor, T Broadhead, H Wignall, G Baxter and J Whittle.
15th December 2006 Back to News