Stockport Grammar celebrates triumphant rugby season with cup win
Stockport Grammar School’s rugby players have won the Under 16 Cheshire Cup bringing an outstanding season of challenging games to a fitting end.
The boys faced some talented schools during their Cheshire Cup campaign with a last-gasp drop goal sealing a dramatic comeback against Bridgewater High School and an outstanding performance against St Ambrose College.
On top of this victory, more than 20 of the school’s rugby players have recently been selected for teams and training groups at club and county level.
Nineteen rugby players from the Under 14 to the Under 16 teams have been selected for Developing Player Pathways and Development Groups with Sale Sharks.
Meanwhile, Fifth Year Bradley Boyd has been selected to join the Sharks’ U16 Player Development Group.
These development schemes provide an early opportunity for clubs to identify players with great potential to enter the pathway to become a professional.
In further news, Harry Reeder-Hirst and Ali-Hamza Peerzada have been selected to play for the Cheshire U15 squad representing the county in games against Lancashire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire.
Bradley Boyd and Chester Bowden have been selected for the Cheshire U16 squad for their ties against Staffordshire, Bristol, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Head of Rugby Mr Hugo Corbett said: “It is an exceptional achievement for our U16 team to win the cup final and it is a testament to the training they’ve put in. I am so pleased for the boys that have been selected, it is a credit to all the hard work and enthusiasm that they have shown. There are also a number of players that have narrowly missed out on selection that I am sure will use it as extra motivation to show real grit in order to reach the next level. Sale Sharks Academy is one of the best rugby environments in the country and I am sure that all the players involved will gain a great deal from being involved.”
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited