Izzy Slavin (Year 10) has been selected for the RFU Junior North Academy Rugby team for the 2015 season. Izzy who has been part of the academy girls rugby programme for the last couple of years first tasted success this year when she was selected to represent County Durham in October along with fellow students Eden Bulman and Elisha Crow.
Following 3 games for Durham Izzy impressed so much that she was invited to trials at Stockport Rugby Club near Manchester.
Mr Williams the schools rugby coach said: “We are all extremely delighted for Izzy. She has developed her game a lot this season and has clearly worked hard on her fitness and tackling which are her real strengths. We are excited to see what the future holds for her after this early success”.
As part of the RFU Junior Academy Izzy will participate in 2 training weekends in Doncaster and also 3 matches in Birmingham.
Izzy said: “I’m really shocked that I got in. All of my team deserved it, as well as me. My thanks go out to Mr Williams because ‘he taught me all I know’ and my fellow teammates from school as well as Durham. I will always be grateful for this amazing opportunity.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
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