Three Academy Players Make Senior Squad Debuts Against Henley This Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Tom Gray Ampthill Academy Head Coach is pleased to see three of this years academy players make their debuts for the senior squad this week away at Henley this Saturday.
The academy is in its first year and for three of this years intake to be given their debuts in the senior squad so soon is purely down to the hard work these three young men have put in during pre-season to earn this opportunity.
Lewis Sharp, a back row forward, started playing rugby at the age of 12 with his school team. He joined Ampthill rugby club in 2013 and ever since then rugby has been his passion. Currently studying BTEC sport at Samuel Whitbread he was voted both U17 players player and managers player of the season in 2016-17.
Eugene Eukaban plays on the wing and has played for Ampthill through the age groups where he was a regular in the U17s last year.
Shay Howes, son of Ampthill's club steward Louise Howes, also plays on the wing and followed a similar path through the youth system.
The senior squad is traveling down to play Henley at Drylees with the 1881s kicking off at 14:00 followed by the 1stXV at 16:00.
Academy coaches Tom Gray and Lee Clarke will be in attendance to support the boys making their debuts.