It’s fairly rare to have an International representative in a school, but at Hymers College we currently have 4 students who have represented their country in their sport.
This is the highest honour that a student can gain when at school and the following students have agreed to present a shirt to the school to be framed and displayed in the Sports Centre.
Gauri Duhan represented England at table tennis:
“This shirt is from my England debut and we were playing in France in the 6 Nations. We played against Germany, Sweden, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands and got a bronze medal. “
Elias Harrison represented England at rugby league:
“I am presenting my England International shirt to the school after being selected for the England u19s Rugby League squad that went to play in the European Championships in Serbia over the summer. I played in all 3 games against Serbia, Wales and France. I've also been selected in the Home Nations squad that have already played Scotland in Edinburgh, winning 44-6, and will play against Wales at the Etihad Complex in Manchester this weekend.
I'd also like to thank the school and my club (Skirlaugh) for giving me and others the platform to thrive in extra-curricular opportunities provided.”
Sam Elstone was born in Scotland and therefore eligible to represent the country of his birth. He played at U15 level and was the top run scorer and has since been selected for the U17 national team.
Archie Smeaton is a dual International, having represented Scotland last year against the home nations, he was then selected to tour South Africa with the England U18 team.
Congratulations to all - we are incredibly proud!