KING’S Ely’s Alan Gregory, who has been selected to play for the Scotland Under 16s rugby squad, produced three strong performances against teams from England and Wales over the Easter break.
Alan played his first international game against the Welsh Druids at the Wellington College Festival in April, helping his team to achieve an exciting 29-29 draw. He was one of the few players in both teams to start and finish the entire game; a testament to his commitment to the training involved. Throughout the game, Alan, who plays in the Second Row, was prominent in defence, making a number of big tackles and looking very comfortable in the international match environment. Both teams scored five tries, with Scotland scoring in the final few minutes to tie things up.
In his second game against the North of England, Alan made even more impressive tackles and won a number of line outs, helping Scotland secure a 26 – 14 victory, but the might of the full England XV team proved too much for their Scottish counterparts, with a final score of 32-22 to England. However, with three times as many players for the national team to choose from, this remains a respectable score.
Head of Rugby at King’s Ely, Jason Billows, said: “The school is extremely proud of Alan and we look forward to welcoming him to King’s Ely Sixth Form in September, where he will play an influential part in moving the school’s rugby forward and build upon the progress already made. Alan is part of a core group of players that a successful team can be built around.”
Alan will play his next international games for Scotland in the new season but continues skill-based training with the school’s Performance Squad over the next term. He also looks forward to tough programme of pre-reason training at the Northampton Saints Junior Academy over the summer.