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in

Gloucester Rugby's current first

teom

ond

Gold

Acodemy squods

hove

olso

come through

the

Hortpury College

ronks. Hortpury's

U I

8s

boys'

teom

hos

won the

AASE

Notionol

Colleges

title for

o

record

seven

yeors

in o

row.

This yeor hos seen

Hortpury

College ottroct

o

record number

of

new students

studying

BTEC

Diplomos ond

A

Levels,

ond

mony

of

them combine

their

ocodemic

studies

with

being

o

member

of

one

of

the

sports ocodemies.

All

Hortpury

Sport

students hove

occess

to

focilities

including

two

gyms,

rehobilitotion

ond

physiotheropy

suites

ond

six gross

ond

two 3G

pitches.

The

college's

Director

of

Elite

Sport, Tom

Rodcliffe,

soys,

"Hortpury's

success

stems

from

the

foct thot

we

enoble tolented young rugby

ployers

to

develop

in

their

sport

whilst

providing

them with o first

closs

educotion

ond life

skills.

"The

development

teoms

ore

on

extremely

mportont

port

of

our

progrommes

ond

we

ore

-rcused

on

improving

young

people ocross

oll

of

our

squods. And you

don't

hove

to

be ploying ot the

highest level

or

hove ospirotions

to

moke

our

senior

squods

to

study

ot Hortpury

or

to

ploy sport ond get

octive.

There's

rugby

ond footboll

ot

recreotionol

level os

well

os

other sporting opportunities."

Above

oll,

it

seems, rugby

is

o

school

sport

which

promotes

mony

positive

life

skills.

As

Nick

Tisdole

from

Molvern College

soys,

"lt

creotes,

in

so

mony woys,

o

feeling

of

togetherness

ond

the

building of something importont

os

port of

o teom.

It

entoils

toking

the

knocks,

getting bock

in

the

gome ond going ogoin."

Contoct detoils:

Beoudesert

Pork School:

01453 832072

I

GL6 9AF

I

beoudeseft.g/oucs.sch.uk

Burford

School:

01993 823303

IOXIB

4PL

lburford.oxon.sch.uk

Deon

Close School:

01242 258000

I

GL51

6HE

f

deonclose.org.uk

Drogon

School:

01865 315400

I

OX2

655

I

drogonschool.org

Hortpury

College:

01452

702345

I GLl9

3BE

I

hortpury.oc.uk

Molvern

College:

0l 684 58l

500

I

WRl4

3DF

I

molverncollege.org.uk

Sibford

School:

01295

781200

I

OXI

5

5QL I

sibfordschool.co.uk

The

Croft

Preporotory

School:

01789 293795

I

CV37

7RL

I

croftschool.co.uk

The Cotswold

School:

01451 820554

I

GL54 2BD

I

cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk

$&

ll5

:. ,.

NOVEMBER16