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Gresham’s are sharing the success

PUBLISHED: 11:34 08 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:34 08 November 2016

Rugby player Harry Simmons, who graduated from Gresham's School in the summer and has won an England under 18 call up

Rugby player Harry Simmons, who graduated from Gresham's School in the summer and has won an England under 18 call up


Gresham’s School in Holt gives the local community the chance to share in its sporting achievements

From rugby and cricket to shooting and athletics – it has been a great year for Gresham’s School’s young sporting stars, and now children from the local community will be given the opportunity to share in its success.

Gresham’s in Holt – an independent boarding school for pupils aged three to 18 - has seen a number of pupils shine regionally, nationally and even internationally in the past 12 months. These include cricketer Hudson de Lucchi, who has completed an exceptional season for Norfolk County Youth Cricket, scoring more than 700 runs; Ben Chamberlain and Tobias Shalom, who featured in the British Cadet Rifle Team’s tour of Canada; Rugby player Harry Simmons, who won an England Under 18 call-up, and Amy Matthews, who won the area and county athletics championships in Peterborough.

Keen to share its excellent amenities, Gresham’s is providing greater access to its facilities for the community and has recently joined North Norfolk District Council in launching a Sporting Centre of Excellence project. The initiative aims to bring together and support the best young athletes from across north Norfolk with the focus in the first year of the project on hockey, cricket, netball and running. Gresham’s School has pledged its support to the initiative by enabling youngsters to use its facilities and professional coaching staff. It already sponsors a number of events across the county, including Norfolk Cricket Board’s Youth Festival, North Walsham Rugby Football Club’s minis tournament and junior tennis tournaments at Hunstanton and Cromer Tennis Clubs.

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