Talented young rugby player Will Rivis has been offered a Sport Scholarship to Sedbergh School after scoring top grades in a tough assessment process.

The Year 8 pupil at Terrington Hall is a lynchpin of his school’s sporting teams and is Prefect with responsibility for Sport.

He also plays for York Acorn Rugby League Club, where his U12 team are both league and cup winners, and York RUFC, where his U12 team is also unbeaten. He is a talented cross country runner, athlete and has played for Sheriff Hutton Bridge and represented York and District at cricket.

Will, 12, was assessed for his rugby and running ability by Sedbergh School, an independent boarding school in Cumbria which is renowned for producing top rugby players, including England captain Will Carling and World Cup winner Will Greenwood.

As part of his Sedbergh selection process, Will also sat two interviews to assess his academic and sporting knowledge and potential, achieving top grades.

Terrington Hall Headmaster Simon Kibler said: “Will is a fine young man who is excelling in Year 8: in the classroom, on the sports fields and as Prefect with special responsibility for Sport. He is also a very keen drummer. Will has huge potential and we are very proud that Sedbergh has awarded him this scholarship. Well done, Will!”