Introducing Hampton Academy's newest sport stars; Harry Chapman and Keegan Stewart. These bright young stars have been identified as talented athletes from the recent schools Rugby League competitions. Hampton Academy entered the 2010 Richmond rounds of the Champion Schools Competition at year 9 and 7 in November and competed against all the other borough schools for the Rugby League championship. Harlequins Rugby League hosted the competition and the Rugby Football League (RFL) talent scouts were present to identify the most talented players with the biggest potential and invite them back to a talent training centre to see more of their skills and help them develop.
Despite few training sessions, the Hampton Academy lads put in some superb performances to catch the selectors' attention in the Rugby League matches. Harry, year 9 and Keegan, year 7, will now attend a talent session where the best coaches from the region will aim to develop their skills even more.
Jimmy Giblin, Hampton Academy School Sport Coordinator (SSCo) and Rugby League coach said, 'Congratulations to Harry and Keegan. I am so pleased for the two lads who have been selected and I am tremendously proud of all the boys who have played Rugby League this year. It is a team sport, and everyone performed supremely well together. This is just the tip of the ice berg, and it really shows how much sporting talent we have here at Hampton Academy. After a full season of training and playing fixtures, I fully expect Harry and Keegan to be joined by dozens more Hampton Academy students in the near future.'