The Premiership season finishes with the Premiership Final and the Premiership 7’s. The 7’s is a great opportunity for the Premiership sides to give their top future talent exposure and playing experience.
Participating Premiership clubs have squads of 12 players with round robin groups on the Friday and plate and cup quarter, semis and finals on Saturday. In recent seasons Gloucester have proven the benefits of blooding their next crop of 1st team squad players in this tournament.
With this in mind it is a fantastic achievement that 4 players within the 12 man squad were products of the Old Pats Juniors.
Will Safe who at 21 was the oldest of the 4 Pats lads has had a fantastic season at Gloucester and was deservedly rewarded with a full senior contract for the coming season. He is still an active Old Pat as a key part of the 1st team coaching team.
Ewan Fenley & Jake Morris who are both 18 would still have been eligible for the colts last season however featured for Gloucester & Hartpury last season and both have been rewarded with Senior Academy Contracts. They are both sure to feature strongly again this season
following their first pre-season as part of the senior squad.
The youngest of the group was Isaac Marsh who at only 17 would still be a Colt next season! He was part of the England under 17’s team last season and will no doubt feature for Gloucester & Hartpury this coming season. Gloucester won the Premiership 7’s plate final and at one point all 4 of the Old Pats players were on the pitch together which was fantastic to see. We wish them all well for the new season and look forward to seeing them around the club.