Scots Boy Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Daniel England (18), Year 12 student at The Scots College, has seen his hard work and good form on the Rugby Union field rewarded by being named as one of only two boys to receive the 2016 Volvo Scholarship from Australian Schools Rugby. A field of 16 was narrowed down to just two, with Daniel being announced the recipient of a scholarship which will help pay for his university fees. The scholarship is also recognition of his excellent season with The Scots College, the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools (AAGPS), NSW Schoolboys, and recently the Australian Schools Rugby.

Daniel has been a member of the 1st XV at Scots for the past two years, in which time the College were Premiers and Co-Premiers in 2014 and 2015 respectively. His strong performance led to selection in the GPS 1st XV both years, as well as a spot in the 2015 Championship winning NSW 1st XV. Daniel was also picked in the starting line-up for the Australian Schoolboys Rugby side that took on touring schoolboy teams from New Zealand and Samoa, putting in solid performances at Centre in both games.

"Daniel embodies so much of what we aim to instil in the boys through our Rugby program at Scots. We compete in a high performance AAGPS Rugby Competition, and Daniel has worked incredibly hard to stand out amongst talented peers", said Mr Brian Smith, Director of Rugby at The Scots College. "A major pillar in our program is the development of great Rugby players that achieve balance in their school life. We want to ensure that boys get great results both in the classroom and on the field".

This philosophy can be seen in Daniel's performance, who has also achieved outstanding results in the classroom. Daniel is currently sitting the HSC in English, Extension Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and PDHPE. A demanding workload is required if he is to be accepted into his desired university course - a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) at Sydney University. Daniel also takes on a number of responsibilities around the College as a House Senior; often supervising and mentoring younger students.