Radley Sport Scholarship awarded to Elstree Year 8

Elstree was delighted to hear this week that Year 8 Ben had been awarded an Honorary Sport Scholarship to Radley College.

Radley’s Director of Sport James Gaunt informed us that the sports coaches were very impressed with Ben. He added: “Ben is clearly a talented sportsman and will contribute a good deal to the sport here at Radley.”

Honorary Sport Scholarship awarded by Radley College

Ben has played football for a local team from an early age and for school. Aside from being Captain of Rugby at Elstree, he also plays out of school for Wallingford RFC.  Furthermore, Ben is an instrumental part of the cricket team.

As an active member of a ski club in Switzerland, Ben regularly participates in race training and amateur ski-racing events in the holidays.

What did Elstree’s Head of Sport Mr Ben Champkin have to say?

“Ben has worked extremely hard to gain his Sport Scholarship and shown great determination and a fantastic attitude towards the whole process since coming back in Year 8.

He is a very exciting young rugby player and has lots of potential in this sport for the future.

He has also taken more responsibility for his personal fitness this year and has been prepared to train hard, putting in the extra yards. Ben should be very pleased with this achievement.  I wish him all the best for the rest of his sporting journey.”

Sporting life at Elstree

Sport is an integral part of life at Elstree. Every child receives daily sport coaching and can represent the school.

Facilities include a well-equipped sports hall, outdoor heated pool and 2 all-weather pitches – one full size.

There are also multiple sports pitches, indoor and outdoor cricket nets, a fitness trail, low ropes course, a 9-hole golf course and a shooting range.

Elstree was selected as one of the Top 50 Prep Schools for Cricket in The Cricketer’s School Guide 2021.

Elstree Rugby Captain’s log

To watch Ben, our Captain of Rugby, sharing his tips and drills for passing and catching, click here.