Rugby is the major game enjoyed by over 120 boys throughout the Winter term. Teams are run at U13 A and B, U12 A and B, U11 A and B, U10 A and B, U9 A and B and U8’s. Gresham’s Prep has rightly gained an enviable reputation for the strength and success of its teams as well as the continued success of individual players who have come through the school’s coaching ranks to win professional playing contracts and international representative honours.
Teams and individuals from the Prep School participate fully and very successfully in the local and regional sporting scene with inter-school fixtures at all age groups and across a range of abilities. Our aim is to give as many boys as possible the opportunity to represent their School. House matches provide additional competition and generate considerable support, excitement and, most importantly, enjoyment.
The school also has a tour every year to give the players the opportunity to play different opposition and also give them a chance to experience a touring environment. Recently we have toured, London, the Midlands and Ireland.
The school has produced a number of boys that have gone on to gain International Caps at different levels. In recent times a number of boys have played for England Schools or Colts, most recently, Harry Simmons, who was selected for the 2016 England U18 and 19 sides. At present two old boys are in the full England side and were both part of the successful Lions tour to Australia. Ben Youngs is the current Leicester and England Scrum Half and his brother Tom Youngs is the Leicester and England Hooker. Tom is also the club captain of Leicester this year. Both played a full and important part in the famous win against the New Zealand All Blacks in 2012.
To view the latest set of sports fixtures and results, please visit our calendar.