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A talented Stourport High School and Vlth Form College student has been selected to play for the England Under-18 rugby squad.
Year 13 student Tobi Wilson is studying for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) with training from Worcester Warriors performance coaches, alongside studying for his advanced BTECs.
Jane Millington, head of Vlth form, said: “The English U18 squad only consists of 24 players. This is a very small squad and an outstanding achievement for Tobi to have been selected.”
Tobi studies three Level 3 courses including a Diploma in BTEC Sport and Business alongside Worcester Warriors staff providing elite rugby coaching, strength and conditioning, nutritional advice, and physiotherapy.
The England squad is planning to play international fixtures next February and March against Wales and Scotland. Tobi will spend two days during October half term at a training camp with the rest of the U18 squad.
He said: “I feel honoured to have been selected to play for England U18, it shows that all the hard work I have put in, alongside all the support and coaching from the Worcester Warriors coaches, has paid off.
“The DiSE programme has allowed me to develop my rugby alongside obtaining my Level 3 qualifications. I want to thank the school and Worcester Warriors coaches for all their support over this period.”
Mrs Millington added: “This is a great achievement for Tobi and we are so proud of him. Tobi works hard on both the rugby field and in the classroom and is looking like he will achieve a great set of results alongside his rugby achievements.”
Worcester Warriors coaches are running a rugby camp at the school during half term for year 11 rugby players from across the region on Wednesday (October 28) from 9am until 3pm.
Players will also have the chance to find out about the DiSE programme run by the school in partnership with the Warriors, now in its third year and aimed at players who either want to play professional rugby or pursue a career in sport.
For details about the camp, which will follow all RFU Covid-19 guidance, to register and to find out more about the DiSE programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org