Plymouth College pupil selected for England Counties rugby squad

Bright World partner boarding School, Plymouth College, were recently delighted to see one of their students selected to represent the country. 

As the famous saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again”. This could not be more fitting for Plymouth College Upper Sixth pupil, Seb Tooke, whose impressive rugby performances have reflected this saying most literally, earning him a place in the England Counties Under-18 squad. The 23-player squad was selected following a national development weekend at Stourbridge RFC, where players gathered together for several days of coaching and selection.

The World in his hands

The squad will meet on the 18th April at HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth, to prepare for two fixtures in Dublin where they will be tackling Ireland U18 Clubs’ XV and Ireland Schools’, with the first match taking place on Wednesday 24th April.

Prior to being selected for England Counties’, Seb impressed while representing South West England at Under 18 level, playing in the inter-regional competition against The North, Midlands, and London and South East.

Richard Edwards, Head of Rugby at Plymouth College, said: “Seb has made great progress during his time at Plymouth College. He has been a strong leader for the team and has worked really hard to get to the level he has achieved. We all hope that he has a successful tour to Ireland during the Easter Break with England and that hopefully this is another milestone on his route to even greater rugby achievements.”

Bright World at Plymouth College

Bright World local coordinator Lauren Cross recently reiterated our safeguarding procedures and guardianship policies when she visited Plymouth College. Lauren was very pleased with the college’s attitude and approach to guardianship, and it seemed they were appreciative of the high level of pastoral and academic support that we offer to our students. We have been proud to be guardian to a number of students at Plymouth College across the years.

Plymouth College is an independent boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years in Devon.

Bright World can offer guardianship to students at Plymouth College and has great host families in the Devon area.  For more information on how to apply for guardianship contact us today.  

If you want more information about Plymouth College, or you need help to find a place there, then Bright World can do so free of charge. Please email us for more information.  

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