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Arthur Clark follows father’s footsteps and signs on with the Cherry and Whites

Arthur Clark has followed in the footsteps of his father, Barry Clark, by re-signing with the Gloucester Rugby Academy.

Barry Clark played for Gloucester Rugby in the 1980s and his son is now part of the next generation of players coming up through the pathway.

It was Stow on the Wold RFC where Arthur played his junior rugby and the big second row has developed into an exciting prospect.  

Clark has made three first team appearances so far this season and it was his time playing at Hartpury which really helped him develop into a professional rugby player. 

Excelling with England U20s, Arthur helped the side to a Grand Slam at the end of the 2020/21 season and Head of Academy, Peter Walton, is thrilled he has signed on.

“Arthur is a big, tough, second row and has all of the ingredients that a modern lock needs to excel in the game.

“He’s grown up supporting the Cherry and Whites and to have players who have come up through the system sign on is a credit to the pathway that we have in place.”

Director of Academy and Development, Carl Hogg, is delighted to have the next generation of talent come up through the Academy.

“Arthur’s story is a great example of what we are about here at Kingsholm. To have a player, with Gloucester Rugby in his blood, is exactly what we think is special about this Club.

“Local players give that little bit more on the pitch and our supporters are also emotionally attached to local players.

“It’s great that he is following in the footsteps of his father and that he wants to continue to wear the Cherry and White shirt.”

Feature | Barry & Arthur Clark

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