I joined the Gloucester Rugby Academy in the 2011/12 season when I was 17 years old. My favourite Academy memory was getting to play a game on the Kingsholm pitch for the first time against Canada U20.
I graduated into the senior academy in 2012/13 and then to the first team in 2013/14
My junior clubs were Ampthill Rugby Club and then Hartpury College.
The best part about the Academy is you can join at 13/14 if you’re a local lad or join in at 17/18 like me if you're not born around here, but if you go on to play for the club and embrace the traditions of the club you get treated like a local and that's the best feeling ever!!