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Bramhope rugby player picked for England
8:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Local news
A rugby-mad schoolboy from Bramhope has scored a place in the England squad.
Tom Gorman a Year 11 pupil at The Grammar School at Leeds, has been selected to play rugby for the England North U16 squad, and will take part in the Wellington International Festival In April.
The teenager has been playing rugby since he was six years old. As well as consistently representing his school, he has played for Yorkshire U16 and North U16. He went through a complex and rigorous process to make it into the England squad, attending three training camps.
He said: “Rugby is everything to me. I enjoy playing full back as the beauty of this position enables the player to score from anywhere on the pitch. “I feel honoured to be representing my country and I’m really grateful for the opportunity.”
The teacher in charge of rugby at GSAL, John MacKenzie, added: “Tom thoroughly deserves his selection for England North, as a stand-out performer in an exceptional side.
“Some of his performances have been breath-taking this season.
“Tom has out-and-out pace that can hurt any opposition, but he has also worked hard to develop his all-round game this year.
“The future is very bright for Tom, and I wish him every success in the forthcoming International Festival.”