Gloucester have confirmed the make up of their Senior Academy for the 2017/18 season.
Seven players will move straight from school to the Gloucester Rugby Senior Academy, joining another eleven who remain with the Academy from the season just gone.
Dean Close centre Tom Seabrook will join the Academy right away. Seabrook was a key player for England U18 this season, and will be joined in the Academy next year by a fellow Dean Close leaver, centre partner Ed Bogue.
At England U18, Seabrook played alongside St Peter’s Gloucester’s Aaron Hinkley, a dynamic back row player.
As well as two Dean Close players, the Academy this year will also take on board two players from Hartpury College, the AASE side with whom Gloucester enjoy such a close relationship, and whose University side won promotion from National 1 to the Championship this years.
Those two players are scrum half Charlie Chapman and second row Alfie North. North is one of two new second rows in the Senior Academy, with Chosen Hill School’s Callum Allen also joining.
The final new recruit is Clifton College fly half, Carwyn Penny, a Wales age-group outside half.
Those seven youngsters will join up with the remaining Gloucester Senior Academy players from this year, which includes England U20 internationals Harry Randall, Henry Walker, Ciaran Knight, Alex Seville, and Joe Mullis, as well as Scotland U20 international, Alex Craig.
Also in the Academy, who played a big part in Gloucester’s run to the A League final, are Charlie Beckett, Elliott Creed, Tom Hudson, Will Safe, and Mason Tonks.
Gloucester Rugby 2017/18 Senior Academy:
Callum Allen (lock)
Charlie Beckett (lock)
Ed Bogue (centre/wing)
Charlie Chapman (scrum half)
Alex Craig (lock/back row)
Elliott Creed (centre)
Aaron Hinkley (back row)
Tom Hudson (centre/full back)
Ciaran Knight (prop)
Joe Mullis (hooker)
Alfie North (lock)
Carwyn Penny (fly half)
Harry Randall (scrum half)
Will Safe (Back Row)
Tom Seabrook (centre/wing)
Alex Seville (prop)
Mason Tonks (wing/centre)
Henry Walker (hooker)
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