BROTHER and sister Harry and Becky Wilson, who have both come through the youth system at Cirencester RFC, have been called up to play for their county.
Harry, a 15-year-old second row, captains Ciren’s U16s and has played for the club since U7s level. He represented Gloucestershire U15s and Gloucester U15 Bronze Academy last year, as well as being selected for Gloucestershire U16s this term, and also making the Gloucester U18 Silver Academy.
“I am really looking forward to representing my county and I was extremely pleased with my selection for the A team,” said Harry, who is studying his GCSEs at Cirencester Kingshill School.
“This past year has been a really good one for my rugby. I hope to make my way up the development path and to play the highest standard of rugby possible for me.”
Eighteen-year-old Becky, who plays in the back row, goes to Hartpury College where she is studying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Rugby and is in the AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) set-up.
She played for Cirencester RFC at both U15 and U18 level and has represented Gloucestershire for two seasons at U15 and three seasons at U18.
“This is my last season for the U18s Gloucestershire County team and I was pleased to be picked one last time,” said Becky.
“I look forward to what the season brings and enjoy the competitiveness myself and my brother bring to our rugby.”
Cirencester RFC Chairman Rob Lister said: “Cirencester Rugby Club are delighted for Harry and Becky, and we are pleased that our Mini & Youth sections have provided the right environment for them to learn and enjoy their rugby and that their effort and talent has been rewarded.
“As a family they have always been very committed to our club and there can’t be many other times a brother and sister have represented the county rugby teams at the same time.”