Playing in the RFU Academies Tournament against the other London and South West Academies, the team, coached by Peter Buxton and Sean Lynn, set about establishing just how good they were against their peers from around the country.
With the North and the Midlands clubs playing on the Monday at Broadstreet RFC, the target was to be the highest ranked Academy side in the country.
The squad of 24 players, listed below, faced 6 other Premiership Academy teams all focussed on achieving the same goal.
However, it was the Gloucester side that would be crowned winners and the number one U15 side in the country.
The Gloucester youngsters got off to a flying start, defeating London Wasps 15-0 with centre Ollie Thorley scoring twice and captain and openside flanker Joe Mullis grabbing one for good measure.
Next came Bath Rugby, who had given the Gloucester side a testing game a few weeks before in a tournament in Bristol.
Centre Elliot Creed created the opening score for back rower Toben Ronald to sprint in from 20 metres, but Bath quickly grabbed one of their own scoring a superb length of the field try following a Gloucester turnover.
Ollie Thorley came to the rescue for Gloucester, scoring an exceptional individual try from his own 22, ensuring a 10-5 win for the Cherry and Whites.
Exeter proved to be the toughest opposition of the day causing Peter Buxton's team all kinds of problems in defence. But the defence held firm and Gloucester managed to take a 0-0 draw from the game.
Saracens started the stronger of the two teams in the fourth game, scoring quickly from the kick off.
However that was the last time they would visit the Gloucester 22, with the Cherry and Whites finding top gear in recording 5 unanswered tries from Clayton Dee, Elliot Creed (2), Toben Ronald and Ollie Thorley to finish up winners by 25 points to 5.
London Irish were next and were playing well, but two fine tries from Joe Mullis and Ollie Thorley saw them off by 10 points to nil.
The final game saw Gloucester face Harlequins and the young Gloucester team seemed to have saved the best performance for last.
Scoring 5 tries through Joe Gare (2), Elliot Creed and 2 more from Ollie Thorley meant Gloucester were 25-5 winners and crowned the best performing Academy side in the country.
At the end of a hugely successful day which saw Gloucester win 5 games, draw 1 and score 17 tries and only concede 3, Billy Clark, Junior Academy Manager had nothing but praise for his young team and their coaches:
"I can't speak highly enough of this group of players and their coaches. The amount of work they have all put in over the year to end up in this position is incredible.
"Last year we finished last, scoring only one try, which just isn't good enough for a club of Gloucester's standing. And last year's team did have some very talented players within it.
"It was the Academy structure that needed addressing to allow these guys the best shot of performing and ultimately developing into Gloucester first team players.
"I set a clear goal of turning the Academy around and using this age group as a measure for how far we could go.
"I think the result today is a great illustration of how far we've come. We now have a basic academy structure that allows players to develop providing they work hard enough for it.
"Which is exactly what these guys have done and must continue to do if they are going to fulfil their huge potential.
"This is the standard we now expect at Gloucester, and this group have lead the way, but they've done the easy bit.
"The hard work lies ahead if they are going to progress through the Academy pathway into the Silver group and ultimately into the senior squad which is the sole purpose of the Academy."
Gloucester Rugby U15s