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Southwold's Callum is a Saint

PUBLISHED: 12:41 27 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:25 06 July 2010

A TALENTED youngster from North Suffolk was celebrating this week with a top rugby double.

Southwold Rugby Club's Callum Anthony has been selected to represent Premiership Rugby Union side Northampton Saints in their elite player development academy U13 team for a match against the Midlands U13 Independent Prep Schools Barbarians next week.

A TALENTED youngster from North Suffolk was celebrating this week with a top rugby double.

Southwold Rugby Club's Callum Anthony has been selected to represent Premiership Rugby Union side Northampton Saints in their elite player development academy U13 team for a match against the Midlands U13 Independent Prep Schools Barbarians next week.

The match on Sunday, December 6 will see Callum pulling on a Northampton Saints' Academy shirt as he aims to impress for a club academy side that has consistently produced players capable of playing professional rugby on a full time basis ever since its inception in 1997.

An example of the production line of talent, which has gone on to represent club and country, most notably includes World Cup winning duo Steve Thompson and Ben Cohen.

Callum, who has played club rugby for Southwold Rugby Club for eight years, was thrilled with his selection, as was Richard Daykin, Master in charge of rugby at Brandeston Hall, where the youngster is a sports scholar.

“I am delighted with the links that Brandeston has forged with clubs like Southwold, and it is fabulous to see so many of our pupils playing club rugby at the weekends,” Mr Daykin said.

“I am certain that Callum's selection will prove to be a huge inspiration to the younger boys in the school.”

Echoing those sentiments, the headmaster of Brandeston Hall, Martin Myers-Allen added: “I would also like to thank both Callum's coaches at Brandeston Hall and Southwold RFC for their dedication and support with his rugby development.”

And making it a top one-two, this fantastic call-up was followed by another selection, as Callum was picked to play against the North of England Independent Schools Barbarians for the Midlands team on January 16.


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