Year 10 Pupil Represents Two Rugby Teams Whilst Studying At AGC

Year 10 pupil Ben Mason has been shaking things up on the rugby pitch recently, playing for Club, County and Premiership Academy.

He was recently selected by Gallagher Premiership club Worcester Warriors to move into their Player Development Group (PDG). This represents the best players in the under 15 age group in the region around Worcester covering Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Black Country, Shropshire, Greater Birmingham and South Warwickshire

In addition to training every week at Sixways Stadium, the PDG have matches arranged this season with Exeter Chiefs, London Irish, Bristol and Cardiff so there will be some great opportunities to play against some of the best teams in the UK.

He has also been selected to represent Shropshire County under 15s, with matches arranged with neighbouring counties such as Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

He manages all the training, fitness and matches, alongside his Type 1 Diabetes. An auto-immune condition which means Ben must manually manage is blood glucose levels with insulin injections. He wants to show people that Type 1 Diabetes does not stop you from achieving your goals!

Published: Thursday, 24th January 2019