Matthew Burns

2013-2014 SSFC RUGBY INTERNATIONALS

After a very successful 2013 season throughout the entire SSFC a number of our players have been included in International Squads. The Football Club would like to congratulate the following players in recognition of what they have achieved this year on an individual basis. All of these young men have represented Sedbergh with distinction and should be very proud of their inclusion in the various National squads.

James Christie – School House YR 13 – Sedbergh School 1st XVCaptain – Hong Kong U20

After making his debut for the 1st XV at only 15 years of age as a fifth former, James Christie has gone on to have an outstanding career for the SSFC, he is an exceptional leader and someone who should be very proud of what he has achieved during his time at Sedbergh, not only also as player but also as a great captain of our side in 2013. James thoroughly deserves his inclusion into the Hong Kong U20 squad for their International season ahead, another remarkable achievement for someone who is still only 17 years old. 

James Orrit – Powell House YR 12 – Sedbergh School 1st XV – England U17 Squad

James has had a superb first season at Sedbergh School and has gone on to play some fantastic rugby, especially in the latter part of the year where he finished in a fine run of form. He is a very talented and intelligent young player who has a big future ahead of him at Sedbergh. His inclusion in the England U17 Squad is very well deserved and he should be very pleased with the progress he has made throughout the year. 

Alex Moon – Winder House YR 12 – Sedbergh School 1st XV – England U17 Squad

Alex is a player with huge potential. As the season has gone on he has got better and better and especially in the big matches on our School Calendar. He thoroughly deserves his inclusion in the England U17 Squad and he should be very pleased with the way his game has developed this year. We are all expecting big things from him again next season as a key member of the 1st XV. 

John McPhillips – Winder House YR 12 – Sedbergh School 1st XV – England U17 Squad

Johnny has had an outstanding debut season for the Sedbergh 1st XV. After changing positions at the start of the season to Fullback, Johnny has been simply exceptional. He is a very talented young player who could have a very bright future in the game. He was named player of the year at our recent SSFC awards dinner which is a great achievement for a lower sixth former. The England U17 call up is very well deserved as he has been consistently impressive all season. 

Roddy Giles – Evans House YR 13 – Sedbergh School 1st XV – Canada U18 Squad

Roddy has had another great season this year with the 1st XV. He is one of the first players picked on our team sheet every week and someone that we feel is crucial to our success as a side. Roddy’s inclusion in the Canada U20 squad is a very fine achievement as he has only just turned 18. We would like to all wish him well as he prepares for the Canadian International programme ahead in 2014. 

Daniel Elkington – Evans House YR 13 – Sedbergh School 1st XV – Scotland U19 Squad

After attending an Elite Scotland U18 training camp in Spain in the Summer Dan came into the Sedbergh season in fine form and full of confidence. Throughout the year he put in some excellent displays further enhancing his reputation as a leading player in his position in Scotland. His inclusion in the Scotland U19 side to play Australia in December was thoroughly deserved, however unfortunately for Dan he later had to with draw from this squad through an injury he sustained at School. He is hoping to be fit again by late February as the Scotland U18s start their programme for 2014. 

Bevan Rodd – Evans House YR 9 – Sedbergh School U14a – England Lambs U14

Bevan has had an outstanding season at C1 level, being one of their leading players on a week in, week out basis. He is very talented young player with a big future ahead of him within the SSFC. We would all like to wish Bevan well as he begins his National tour with the Lambs. 

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