Schoolboy destined for national honours

Stamford School Headmaster Will Phelan with Louis Grimoldby

Stamford School Headmaster Will Phelan with Louis Grimoldby

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STAMFORD School’s Louis Grimoldby has capped off a memorable school season by being selected for the England Schools U18 Squad.

Louis, from Normanton, who plays for Northampton Saints as well as captaining the Stamford School First XV, took part in the selection process over half-term, representing the Midlands Division against the London and South-East Division.

Louis was delighted with his selection. He said: “It’s a massive honour to be selected and I am really excited about the prospect of pulling on an England shirt. Let’s hope it leads on to bigger and better things.”

The squad have a couple of training weekends and warm-up fixtures with the Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints Academies before they face Ireland, where Louis will wear the number 10 shirt.

Stamford School Headmaster Will Phelan added: “We are extremely proud of Louis and his selection at fly half for England.

“For Louis to represent the country is not only a great honour for him, but a real honour and fillip for the school and his coach David Laventure.

“Louis is an immensely talented player, who will shine on the international stage and we all wish him very well.”

“His achievement is indicative of the development of Stamford School rugby in recent years, which has seen greater numbers playing rugby and greater success than ever before.