U14s Saracens Successes
Congratulations to Removes (year 8) pupils Nathan and Max who, following their involvement in the Essex Developing Player Programme (DPP) assessments, have been invited into the 2018/19 U14s’ DPP programme with Saracens Rugby Club.
Around two hundred boys attended the trials and this number was whittled down to forty successful young players from across Essex. The programme is intended to identify young, talented players and help them develop. The training sessions will aim to challenge the boys’ work rate and challenge them to reach their full potential as players and as individuals.
The Saracens’ region incorporates Hertfordshire, Kent and Essex where the DPP programme in each county provides the entry point into the Saracens’ Academy pathway. The aim of the Saracens’ DPP is, “To provide a first opportunity to identify those players with greatest potential to enter the pathway towards the professional game and England”
As well as representing Bancroft’s both boys play rugby for Woodford RFC and their team recently won the U13 Essex Cup.
Nathan is looking forward to taking part in the training sessions, “I’ve been playing rugby for Woodford RFC for about two years now and we have recently been crowned the U13 Essex Cup champions and then, within the space of a month, we won another trophy in a rugby festival in Great Yarmouth. I also played for Eton Manor prior to Woodford.”
It’s been an amazing couple of years and I’m really excited about the challenges coming my way after being put forward by Bancroft’s and getting through to the next stage of the DPP.Nathan, Removes