Old Moles Rugby News - Captains Fantastic!

Moulsford Preparatory School | 3 Dec 2019 | Top News Story
Former pupils of Moulsford Prep School have great success in rugby at their senior schools
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Captains Fantastic

Former pupils from Moulsford Prep School, who left in the summer of 2019, are having great success in rugby at their new senior schools, with boys becoming captains of the U14 A rugby sides at three Oxford Senior schools. Hector H who was last year’s U13 A rugby captain has been captaining Radley, Charlie M has been captaining St Edwards, Oxford and Ted C has been captaining Abingdon.

Over the course of their time at Moulsford, the boys were great examples to the rest of the school as they demonstrated the school's sporting values of: Endeavour, Enjoyment, Resilience, Team Work and Humility

This recognition from their senior schools has been lovely to see and is demonstrated by some quotes from the boys coaches:

From St Edwards Oxford U14 A Coach...Mark Hanslip:

“Leaders come in many forms; some lead by example and others by motivating others. There are a limited few who manage both, even less that carry this off magnanimously and with humility. Charlie is one such pupil. His skill set, combined with his tactical awareness is the best I have seen in a Shell pupil for many years. He directs the game with authority and calmness, as well as being a ferocious defender. He is kind and supportive of his teammates, allowing them to produce their best rugby, when the team are under huge pressure. As well as this he is the team’s leading points scorer.

“He always has a smile on his face and he is a great credit to Moulsford, his rugby club and family.”

From Radley U14A Coach and Director of Sport...James Gaunt:

‘‘Hector has embraced the challenge of playing a position that he was not accustomed to and in doing so showed us that he has all of the attributes necessary to be a fantastic captain. He has been relentlessly effective as Midge 1 open side flanker. His work rate is phenomenal and whilst his link play will develop there is no doubt that he has great potential, not only as a back row forward but as a leader too. He always leads from the front and wouldn’t dare ask his players to do something that he wouldn’t be prepared to do first. Hector listens to advice and focuses from the moment he arrives at training to the moment he leaves. He is a credit to Radley, his family, his Social, his team and Moulsford too. It is clear that he was given a very good foundation whilst at Prep school – something Radley has subsequently benefitted from.’

From Abingdon U14 A Coach….Elliot Birkbeck:

“Ted has come into the U14 squad with a tremendous attitude and willingness to learn. He showed fantastic team spirit and character when injured at the start of the season, which is one of the contributing factors to him becoming captain.”

About Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford is a thriving independent Prep School of boys aged 4-13 years, set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire.

Parents are faced with so many choices when making decisions about their child’s education, and there is no doubt that choosing a school is a huge and emotional commitment. 

At Moulsford, the message is straightforward. We want our boys to receive the broadest possible education, while remembering that they will learn best when happy and settled. Our down-to-earth, family-focussed approach embraces the fact that boys of this age should be having fun at the same time as learning.

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