Rugby Playing Pupils Raise their Game

Following the recent North Midlands and Shropshire rugby selection trials, is enjoying strong representation with 29 boys playing for their County and beyond in the U14, U15, U16 and U18 teams.
Four of the 1st Rugby team, Andy Coubrough, George Baxter, William Goodwin and Bryn Philips have been selected to play for Shropshire as well as the North Midlands at Under 18 level. Additionally, fellow 1st team mates, Martin Jones, Laurence Walters and Hugh Wignall have been selected to play for Shropshire, an impressive total of 7 Sixth Form students, in the County U18 Rugby Team. 

At U16 level, Year 11 pupil Jack Smith, has also achieved representation at Shropshire and North Midlands levels, whilst Angus Cross, Todd Dobie and Matthew Macintosh are playing for Shropshire. George Hymes has been selected to play for Cheshire and Jack Baxter for Staffordshire. 

At U 15 level, the School boasts 9 Year 10 boys playing for Shropshire. They are Louis Chaudron, Matthew Dewhirst, Colin Dickson, James Latter, Edward Morris, Kyle McNamara, Samuel Owen, James Preston and Luke Taylor.

A further 7 Year 9 boys are playing for the Shropshire U14 side and they are; George Beal, Jonny Charmley, Oliver Lock, Alistair Miller, Edward Parker, Thomas Parker and Lewis Suckling.

Paul Goodwin, Director of the Rugby Academy, commented, It is hugely pleasing to see so many pupils involved at all levels. It is important that players expose themselves to the coaching expertise available through the County, their club and the School. For Ellesmere College to have 29 players involved in county rugby and beyond is excellent.

An Academy Day will be held on Saturday 30th January, between 11am and 2.30pm, to which boys aged 13+ and their families are invited to attend and to learn more about the opportunities available at the School to combine educational excellence with excellent rugby development coaching. Places can be reserved by clicking here.

3rd December 2009  Back to News