Fifth year rugby star Andrew Ward will convene with the North of England U16s squad for training sessions this weekend after impressing selectors during a trial just before the Christmas break.
Andrew, who has also appeared for Cheshire U16s recently alongside fellow Stockport Grammar School pupil James Webster, will then be hoping that his performances in February’s divisional festival will be good enough to see him progress through to the England development squad.
Mr Hugo Corbett, Andrew’s rugby coach at school, said:
Andrew has worked extremely hard throughout the season and I am so pleased to see that this has paid off with his well-earned selection for the North U16s squad.
The key to Andrew’s success is his willingness to take on board, and act on, any advice that he has been given and I am sure that he will go on to do himself justice at the divisional festival.