Harvey Cuckson, Yr 12, has been selected to play for English Rugby Under 18s squad and will now to go on to play international fixtures for
this age group, with a view to progressing to the senior level.
He's been playing for Worcester Warriors for four years and is delighted to be named
in the final England squad after a lot of hard work. He said: "I am really
pleased. This is something I have always aimed for and I am so pleased I have
made the cut. I have had a few
injuries and there has been a lot of disruption throughout the Coronavirus
pandemic, as you would expect, but all my practice has paid off. There is a lot of work
to do now though and I am looking forward to getting stuck in to playing with
and learning from the best of the best."
Harvey has been involved in various England training camps
since Christmas. The camps were made up of over 90 players from the English
Premiership academies and numbers were gradually whittled down.
Alex Murphy, Director of Rugby at Ellesmere College, said he
is incredibly proud that Harvey has made the final squad.
"This selection is the result of a lot of hard work and
focus," he said. "He is part of talented cohort of players at Ellesmere in the
Rugby Academy that have displayed an exemplary attitude towards training and
personal development while their domestic rugby season has been severely
disrupted. Harvey has embraced the training opportunities that have been
available to him while at Ellesmere College. For the past four years Harvey has been making the trip to
Worcester Warriors academy training every week which is obviously very time
consuming on top of his academic studies. He has displayed great resilience in overcoming a number of
difficult injuries last year while also persevering with his own training while
Coronavirus put a stop to rugby across the country."
"It's fantastic that Ellesmere has been able to produce
another school boy international and is a testament to the rich rugby
traditions here at the College. His selection continues to keep us on the
representative rugby map."
For further information visit: Ellesmere College Rugby Academy
13th May 2021 Back to News