Weston under 16s players Andrew Turner and Kyron Pearce, represented Bristol Academy in the annual Under 16’s Wellington Festival, where 420 players from 14 regional academies take part.
The week-long programme is held annually at Wellington College, Berkshire and aims to develop both academy players and coaches on and off the field in a variety of areas.
On the field, the academy teams will train and play against each other in a number of matches, challenged with law variations which will encourage ball in play, skilful rugby.
Off the field, players will also be given education and guidance in the following areas: nutrition, anti-doping and professional sports pressures.
Wellington Festival is the largest academy festival in English rugby and is seen as a key experience in a players’ development and transitional experience.
As well as game days on Tuesday and Saturday, players will have the opportunity to meet head of England Sevens Simon Amor, as well as watch a sevens exhibition match.
Congratulation to both players.
Updated 15:53 - 6 Apr 2018 by Clare Pearce