Academy Squad | Profiles

  • Joe Batley

    Joe Batley

    DoB1996-06-27 Birthplace Height2.00 m (6' 7") Weight116 kg (18 st 3 lb) PositionBack row

    Joe Batley
  • Luke Cole

    Luke Cole

    DoB1993-11-07 BirthplaceHalifax Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb) PositionHooker

    20 year old Luke moves south to join the Gloucester Rugby Academy from Leeds Carnegie.

    He is a hooker and former Prince Henry’s pupil who has represented Yorkshire, North of England and England A and was also in the Bradford Bulls Scholarship squad.

    Luke Cole
  • Alex Craig

    Alex Craig

    DoB1996-12-26 Birthplace Height1.95 m (6' 5") Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb) PositionSecond row

    Alex Craig
  • Elliott Creed

    Elliott Creed

    DoB1996-10-19 BirthplaceCheltenham Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Elliott Creed
  • Jack Evans

    Jack Evans

    DoB1997-03-24 Birthplace Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight76 kg (11 st 13 lb) PositionFull back

    Jack Evans
  • Lloyd Evans

    Lloyd Evans

    DoB1995-12-14 BirthplaceGloucester Height () Weight () PositionFly Half

    Cheltenham born Evans has made a real name for himself over the past 12 months.

    A pupil at Dean Close School, he has been a regular for the Gloucester U18s side and also represented England U18s.

    A reliable goal kicker, he made his senior debut for Gloucester in the LV= Cup at Northampton in November 2013, and in May 2015, Lloyd made his Aviva Premiership debut as a 60th minute replacement against Bath Rugby. 

    Lloyd was also named in the England U20 squad for the Junior World Championship in Italy, June 2015, looking to help the English make it three wins in a row. 

    Lloyd Evans
  • James Gibbons

    James Gibbons

    DoB1993-09-21 BirthplaceBurton on Trent Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionProp

     

    Promising front row forward who has been learning his rugby at Hartpury RFC and impressed whilst playing for Gloucester United in the Aviva Premiership A League

    James Gibbons
  • Lewis Ludlow

    Lewis Ludlow

    DoB1994-09-11 Birthplace Height1.89 m (6' 2") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionBack row

    Young flanker held in very high regard at Kingsholm.

    Impressed for Hartpury College and toured with England U18s in South Africa in summer 2013.

    Lewis featured in the Aviva Premiership A League for Gloucester United in the early stages of 2013-14 and was named in the England U20s Six Nations squad.

    Made his first team debut in the friendly against Japan and made his first competitive appearances in the LV= Cup, unfortunately suffering a knee injury at the Scarlets which caused him to miss the Junior World Championship. 

    Lewis Ludlow
  • Josh McNulty

    Josh McNulty

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Josh McNulty
  • Joe Mullis

    Joe Mullis

    DoB1997-04-21 BirthplaceCheltenham Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Joe Mullis
  • Harry Randall

    Harry Randall

    DoB1997-12-18 Birthplace Height1.61 m (5' 3") Weight52 kg (8 st 2 lb) PositionScrum half

    Harry Randall
  • Will Safe

    Will Safe

    DoB1996-06-11 BirthplaceStratton,Cornwall Height () Weight () PositionBack Row

    Will Safe
  • Daniel Thomas

    Daniel Thomas

    DoB1993-10-11 BirthplaceCroesyceiliog Height1.83 m (6' 0") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionBack Row

    Daniel Thomas
  • Ollie Thorley

    Ollie Thorley

    DoB1996-09-11 BirthplaceCamden Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    A student at Cheltenham College, Ollie is one of the Academy's brightest young prospects.

    A regular for the Gloucester U18 side, Ollie became the youngest player to play for the first team in the professional era when he played the full 80 minutes in the LV= Cup fixture at Northampton Saints in November 2013.

    As a rounded and highly promising sportsman, he is a first team hockey player at his college as well as playing water polo, rowing and doing athletics, at which he has represented Gloucestershire and swimming.

    His great uncle Martin Britt played football for West Ham United and, as for role models, he lists Jamie Roberts, Brian O’Driscoll, Conrad Smith and Mike Tindall. He also rates Kingsholm as ‘unique.’

    Ollie became the club's youngest first team try scorer, when he crossed against Ospreys in March 2015 in the LV= Cup. 

    Ollie Thorley
  • Ben Vellacott

    Ben Vellacott

    DoB1995-03-28 BirthplaceChertsey,Surrey Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight74 kg (11 st 8 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Vellacott has played for Scotland at U17 and U18 levels and made his Scotland under-20 debut off the bench against Ireland in January 2014, scoring his side's only try, in the final minutes.

    A former pupil of Ivybridge College, he also represented Devon at under-15 and under-18 levels and was a member of both Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors academies.

    Currently studying Sports Coaching at Hartpury College, whom he turns out for in addition to Worcester Warriors, he was a National Schools under-13 Athletics champion at 100m.

    Ben was named in the Scotland U20 squad for the Junior World Championships in Italy in June 2015.

    Ben Vellacott
  • Harry Wilson

    Harry Wilson

    DoB1997-02-08 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionLock

    Harry Wilson