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Trio get Saints call-up

Three King’s Ely students have been selected to join the Northampton Saints Rugby Player Development Programme.

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King's Ely Northampton Saints (2937278)

George Nearney, Bertie Whymark and Daniel Kember, who are all pupils in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior, qualified for the scheme following a series of trials.

The talented trio were also standout players for the Junior School’s first team during the recent Michaelmas Term.

The Saints Academy aims to produce players capable of making the grade in professional rugby, and has cultivated a group of household names such as World Cup winners Steve Thompson and Ben Cohen, England captain Dylan Hartley, and British and Irish Lion, Courtney Lawes.

Director of sport at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, said: “They all have worked hard to gain these representative honours and I am very proud of their selection.”