Thomas Pickles, Dan Logan, Joe Murphy and Jay Buchan, were selected to trial for the U13 England Rugby Developing Player Programme (ERDPP). This is an RFU programme that was launched in 2013 to provide a structured package of quality coaching for new and existing players between the ages of 13 and 16. The boys were put forward by school and representatives from Baildon Rugby Club. The gruelling and rigorous selection process took place over the course of three separate sessions over a three month period. The players were assessed in five key areas and were given a score out of 5 for each area.

PE teacher, Mr Lambley said: “Mr Redhead and I are very proud of the boys that have taken part in the scheme. They were up against some exceptional players who have been playing rugby for a lot longer and from more traditional rugby schools. All four held their own! We hope that this is the start of a long line of TSS players challenging Yorkshires elite. Well done!”