The Clarendon Academy in Trowbridge is celebrating a successful year of rugby. “The Year 7s this year have shown incredible passion when it comes to commitment to training and games,” explained Connor Breen, Head of Rugby. “The group of students that played in the Devizes tournament showed that Clarendon can beat the best schools in the area if they put all their effort in. They have the characteristics to be an incredible team and they will develop even more next year with the help of Mr Harford and Mr Worsfold.

“The Year 8s this year have found a real drive to play and also to win, with some cracking victories coming against Lavington and Melksham to name a few. The Year 8s year ended with the county tournament. The boys played amazingly and ended up winning the second tier competition with wins against everyone apart from the overall winners of the competition.

“The Year 10 rugby team this year have again gone unbeaten in 15 a side fixtures throughout the year. They have had incredible wins, with memorable wins coming against Kingdown and Devizes alike.

“Finally, the Year 9 team (pictured) have become the most successful team in Clarendon’s history. An incredible unbeaten season was epitomised by the Year 9 team winning the Mid Wilts cup final in a thrilling fixture against St Laurence. The year consisted of wins against Devizes, Hardenhuish and Lavington. The boys played with incredible passion and showed so much heart to win every game. This is the first time Clarendon have won the Mid Wilts Cup, which this year was held at Trowbridge Rugby Club.”