Ospreylian college wins national tournament

Gower College Swansea took the honours when they won the annual Topflight schools rugby tournament at Hartpury College in Gloucester last week.

The competition for U18 teams features 16 schools and colleges from right across Great Britain and Ireland, and is held in conjunction with Gloucester RFC.

The two day festival reached it’s conclusion on Monday with a 17-12 win over Hampton School from London, allowing the Ospreylian college to bring the silverware back to the region.

The squad included Eyasses John Preddy (captain), Rhys Leonard, Jamie Thomas and Fenton Holder. 

Coaches Marc O’Kelly and Dan Cluroe were full of praise for the efforts of the boys in the prestigious tournament, highlighting in particular the contribution of Charlie Rogers (prop) and Chris Forshaw (hooker) over the two days.

Ospreys Chief Operations Officer, Andrew Hore, offered congratulations to the Gower College Swansea squad for their achievement, saying:

“Well done to everybody from Gower College Swansea for winning the competition ay Hartpury. It’s an established tournament that brings in quality teams, so to win it is a great achievement that they can justifiably be proud of.

“We have an excellent relationship with Gower College Swansea, as we do with all three college in our region, and they have a major part to play in assisting us developing the Ospreys of the future. Hopefully we’ll get to see some of these boys coming through the development pathway to represent the region in future seasons.”