Leeds pupil selected for England North U16 rugby squad

Tom Gorman

A school pupil from Leeds has been selected to play rugby for the England North U16 squad. 15-year-old Tom Gorman, who is in Year 11 at The Grammar School at Leeds, will be taking part in the Wellington International Festival in April. He has been playing rugby since he was six.

Selection for England squads is a complex and highly rigorous process. Tom attended two training camps, after excelling for North U16s in the Divisional Festival, and impressed the coaches sufficiently to be selected for a third training camp, and then the England North squad.

Tom 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.”