KING’S Ely student and promising rugby star Archie Tarbuck has been selected for the Lambs Under 16 National Squad.

Archie, 16, from Witchford, near Ely, was chosen for the Eastern Counties Under 16 Squad last month after impressing coaches in a series of trials. On February 13th, Archie proudly represented King’s Ely at the Lambs Under 16 National 2017 Squad trials.

Talented Archie surpassed many during a fiercely competitive programme of conditioned games and unit skills, followed by trial fixtures. He has now been selected for the 2017 Squad and will soon don the Lambs’ distinctive pink shirt in matches against Worcester Warriors, Saracens and Irish Exiles over the coming months.

Head of Rugby at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson, said: “I am delighted that Archie has been selected for the Lambs Under 16 National Squad. He has worked hard to gain these representative honours and he should be congratulated on this achievement. To have Archie and Will Garrad selected for both Under 16 and Under 18 Lambs teams this year shows that the rugby programme at King’s Ely can help boys reach their potential.”

Archie’s father, Steve, commented: “Archie’s selection is a remarkable achievement following on from his success at club county level. Nevertheless, sincere thanks are due for the support given by King’s Ely, and, in particularly that of Mr Thompson and his rugby coaching team for helping Archie develop his game to be able play at this level.”

It was in December that Will Garrad, 17, from Newmarket, was selected for the Under 18 Lambs Squad. 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.

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