College Pupil Receives Grant from Shropshire Sports and Athletics Association

College Pupil Receives Grant from Shropshire Sports and Athletics Association

Sam Lewis, who is currently studying for his A-levels at Ellesmere College, recently received the £300 cheque from the Shropshire Sports and Athletics Association, which provides financial support for young sportsmen over the age 16 and who are still at school.

Sam, who joined the School three years ago in Year 10 from the Corbett School, wanted to combine his studies with rugby development under the auspices of the College Rugby Academy. He is currently studying for his A-levels in PE, Business Studies and Sociology.

Whilst at Ellesmere he has been in the School's 1st XV for the last three years. His rugby playing days started at the age of 5 when he joined Shrewsbury Rugby Club. By the age of 12 he was representing Shropshire, progressing to the North Midlands U16 team as well as the Midlands U16 and U18. Last year he had the honour of being chosen to play for the

Besides playing, coaching younger boys is also of interest to Sam. Whilst at the Corbett School he did some coaching and since joining Ellesmere has been able to receive coach training. He is currently in the team of the School's U11 and U13 instructors. During the last two summer holidays he has enjoyed the Rugbyclass courses held at Ellesmere College and is planning to return as a Rugbyclass instructor in the future.

Paul Goodwin, Director of Rugby at Ellesmere College commented, 'we were delighted when Sam chose to join the School since he a good team player and very dedicated to his chosen sport. In the last three years it has been a pleasure to see him develop his rugby playing skills and mature as a player. We would encourage pupils with sport's talent to consider applying for a scholarship at Ellesmere which offers academic excellence with first-rate sport development.'



26th June 2007  Back to News