KING’S Ely Senior student and promising rugby star Solomon Boon has been selected for the Lambs Under 16 National Squad.
Solomon, 15, has been called up for the squad and will be representing both the Lambs and King’s Ely in a series of big games over the coming months, starting with a match against the Boys Club of Wales on Sunday, February 18th.
Solomon, who lives with his family in Waterbeach, near Cambridge, has been at King’s Ely since joining King’s Ely Junior in 2013. He has been a standout performer for the school’s 1st XV this year so his call up is richly deserved.
Solomon, who also plays for Newmarket Rugby Club, said: “Rugby is my favourite sport and King’s Ely has really helped me to progress; I know I wouldn’t have got in the Lambs squad without the coaching and support from Mr Thompson. I really enjoyed the trials. They were a great experience but I was really shocked when I received the email to say I had made the squad.”
Head of Rugby at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, said: “I am delighted that Solomon has been selected for the Lambs Under 16 National Squad. He has worked hard to gain these representative honours on the back of some outstanding performances for the 1st XV this season. He should be congratulated on this achievement and I wish him all the best for the up and coming fixtures.”
The Lambs Under 16’s are also set to play Worcester on March 1st, attend the North Wales Tour from March 31st to April 8th, and then play Gloucester on April 22nd.
King’s Ely has a proud reputation of students being selected for renowned rugby teams, with a number of boys in recent years being projected into the limelight and grabbing the attention of several national coaches and scouts.
Founded in 2006, the Lambs exists to create openings for boys to showcase their rugby skills at a representative level.