Wednesday 8 May 2019

Two Professional Rugby Contracts Awarded to St Joseph’s College Students

A Year 11 student at St Joseph’s College has made history by becoming the first 15-year-old to win a five-year contract. Harry Williams has signed with Welsh side Scarlets in a deal that will allow him to continue his studies at St Jo’s until the end of Sixth Form, before joining the team full-time.

Harry, a No 9 scrum half, is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Tom, who was also educated at St Joseph’s. Welsh Academical Tom also played for Wales Under 18s.

Further cementing the reputation of St Joseph’s College as the region’s premier rugby school is Sixth Former Emmanuel Iyogun, who has been signed by Northampton Saints. Manny, who boards at the school, was the first recipient of the Michael Davey Scholarship, an award set up in memory of a much-loved Head of Sixth Form at the College

Manny joined the St Joseph’s as a No 8 but has worked with the coaching staff at the College and at Saints to transition to front row.

Mr  O’Riordan, Director of Sport at St Joseph’s College, said, ‘We are immensely proud of our students’ achievements and on behalf of the students I would like to thank the staff and prospective clubs for their part in developing the future talent of our wonderful game.

‘The achievements of both Harry and Manny once again demonstrate the ambition and intention of St Joseph’s College to be East Anglia’s premier sporting independent school. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours and look forward to working with Harry for the next two years.’

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