Coventry Rugby is delighted to announce that Oliver Stone, Sam Peppitt, Fin Ogden, George Hallam, Raymond Kanyasa, David Opoku and Leo Jowett have joined Coventry Rugby’s Senior Academy, having graduated from the Coventry Moulton Academy set up.
All seven players have come through the Coventry Moulton academy system over the last year, and have put in memorable performances for the U23 and Development team against the likes of the RAF and UK Combined Forces Rugby Union’s.
Coventry Rugby Head Coach, Alex Rae is excited about the young players coming in to the squad: “The players stepping up were the stand-out players from the Coventry Moulton Academy and also the U23 games. It’s a huge opportunity for them to continue to grow and develop, and hopefully we will see them pulling On a Coventry shirt soon.”
Raymond Kanyasa – 20 years old, grew up playing for his local club, Chelmsford RFC since the age of 12, before attending Moulton College. Raymond represented Sweden at U18 level and has recently been called in to train with the 1st Team squad.
Fin Ogden – 18 years old, played his junior rugby for Bugbrooke Rugby Club in Northamptonshire, and was a student of Moulton College. Fin made his senior debut for Coventry Rugby during the 2021/22 season.
Leo Jowett – 19 years old, is a former pupil of Coventry College. Leo played his rugby for Berkswell and Balsall growing up and represented Warwickshire U20’s during the 2021/22 season.
George Hallam – 19 years old, played for Market Harborough RFC since 2008 before attending Moulton College and representing Coventry Rugby U23’s. George remains the youngest player to represent Market Harborough’s 1st team.
David Opoku – 19 years old, played junior rugby at local club, Kenilworth RFC. David represented both Worcester U17’s and Warwickshire U20’s before playing Coventry Rugby’s development fixtures last season.
Sam Peppitt – 19 years old, and a former Solihull schoolboy. Sam has previously played for Kenilworth RFC, Worcester U17’s, Warwickshire U20’s and represented Coventry Rugby U23’s during the 2021/22 season.
Oliver Stone – 19 years old, and a former Kenilworth RFC Mini’s and 1st team player. Oli attended Bromsgrove School and played for Warwickshire U20’s before being called in to train with the England U19 squad last season.