CLF Rugby coaching stars of the future

April 19 2018
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Cabot Learning Federation is celebrating after yet another one of its students looks set to enjoy a successful rugby career.

If his current rate of progression is anything to go by, Post 16 Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) rugby player Tomi Adegbite, 18, certainly looks destined for a potential top flight career in rugby.

Playing in the back row, Tomi only started playing rugby at the age of 14 but has already appeared for Bristol Under 18’s and Bristol United, after being identified by the club and working in their Academy. The CLF has presented Tomi with a Bristol Rugby shirt to celebrate his achievements.

The Cabot Learning Federation Rugby Team has a history of supplying players to top flight clubs. In addition to Tomi; Sam Tiley, Dan Thurston and Nathan Chamberlain have all played for Bristol United this season. Nathan Chamberlain has also recently represented Scotland Under 18s. All are recent CLF students.

At the pinnacle of their careers are, Ellis Genge who plays for Leicester Tigers and England and Mitch Eddie who plays for Northampton Saints, they both attended John Cabot Academy.  

Matt Leek, Head Coach of the CLF Rugby team said: “It makes me massively proud that these boys have gone on to play rugby at a higher level and shows what talent we have here in East Bristol. I have a huge amount of support from Matt Sheppard, CLF and Gary Townsend from Bristol Rugby Club and would like to thank them for that.

“The aim of the CLF rugby team is to improve rugby participation in the local Combination and I believe we are helping achieve this in a major way by working with the likes of Bristol Rugby and the local clubs.

“The next generation of boys and girls in the CLF Rugby squads are working really hard and achieving representative success too.”