Four current Astley Community High School students represented Northumberland County at Under 18 Girl’s Rugby Union recently. Playing in a festival against Durham County and Cumbria County at Tynedale Rugby Club on Sunday 24 February, Northumberland won both games quite convincingly.

Congratulations to Frances, Alisha, Gabrielle and Grace.

Mr Carbutt, PE Teacher and Student Support Officer said: "I’m once again pleased to be able to promote the success of the fantastic girl rugby players in our federation. Whilst we have been mainly a rugby league school, we are trying to do more rugby union along the way and this achievement from all four players is another in the long line of achievements from our girls at rugby. The girls have worked incredibly hard over the last few months to be selected for county.  This carries a lot of prestige in rugby union circles and is something, along with playing in a national final that they should remember for the rest of their lives.”

Mr Barnes, Executive Headteacher, Seaton Valley Federation commented: “I am very proud of these students. To represent Northumberland at Rugby Union is a tremendous thing to achieve. The county has a long tradition of producing great rugby union players and I am so pleased that the students and the school have now contributed to this tradition. I wish all four of them the very best for their future playing days."

Mr Scott, Head of School, Astley Community High School said: "Very well done to all of the girls involved. It is another great achievement for them and I am sure that they will go on to even greater successes in the future. It is also fantastic to see the girls developing into players who can perform at a really high level in both codes of the game. We are very proud of you and you are all fine examples to others of what can be achieved with the right attitude and work ethic.”


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