Talented Stourport High School and Sixth Form College student Tobi Wilson has been selected to play for the England Under-18 rugby squad next year.

The year 13 student is studying for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) with training from Worcester Warriors performance coaches, alongside studying for his advanced BTECs.

Jane Millington, head of sixth form, said: “The English U18 squad only consists of 24 players which is a very small squad and an outstanding achievement for Tobi to have been selected.

"Tobi studies three Level 3 courses including a Diploma in BTEC Sport and Business alongside elite rugby coaching provided by Worcester Warriors which involves strength and conditioning, nutritional advice, and physiotherapy."

The England squad is planning to play international fixtures next February and March against Wales and Scotland but Tobi will attend a two day training camp in the October half-term.

"I feel honoured to have been selected to play for England U18," Tobi said.

"It shows that all the hard work I have put in, alongside all the support and coaching from the Worcester Warriors coaches, has paid off.

“The DiSE programme has allowed me to develop my rugby alongside obtaining my Level 3 qualifications.

"I want to thank the school and Worcester Warriors coaches for all their support over this period."

Mrs Millington added: "This is a great achievement for Tobi and we are so proud of him.

"Tobi works hard on both the rugby field and in the classroom and is looking like he will achieve a great set of results alongside his rugby achievements."