School Captain destined for higher honours
Stamford School boy Louis Grimoldby has capped off a truly memorable school season by being selected for the England Schools Under 18 Squad.
Louis, 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. The South-West also played the North, and on the back of the matches and subsequent video analysis, a squad of 25 players were called-up.
Louis was delighted with his selection, saying; “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.
It’s the end of a long journey for Louis at the Endowed Schools, as he took his first rugby steps as Stamford Junior School before going through Stamford School.
Stamford School Headmaster Will Phelan was full of praise: “We are extremely proud of Louis and his selection at Fly Half for England. 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. 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.”