Six boys from All Hallows school near Shepton Mallet in Somerset have been nominated for the Bath Rugby and Bristol Bears Developing Players Pathway.

This is the first rung on the ladder of the professional rugby pathway and their nomination by Head of Games, Mr Emsley represents their excellent attitude, hard work and willingness to learn. “Rugby is a major sport here at All Hallows and as a school we emphasize the long-term benefits of good movement patterns, mental well-being and a rounded, positive approach to being healthy and fit alongside performing the best you can,” said Mr Emsley. “We look forward to watching the boys’ progress in rugby as they move onto their chosen senior schools in September.”

Rugby is available to all pupils at All Hallows, initially through their PE lessons and then, from Year 3, as part of the games programme. Two of the school’s recent alumni have gone on to represent Bristol Bears on numerous times in their respective age groups. In addition, around 10 other boys have taken up places on the DPP programmes for both Bristol and Bath.