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Jack Jarvis

Rugby Age 16

Birthplace:  Bath

Previous schools:  Offa's Mead School, St Aidan's

Clubs: West Hartlepool, Three River Serpents, Durham Amateur Rowing Club

Favourite sportsperson: Leigh Halfpenny

Favourite TV show: Soccer AM

 

WHEN Jack got an opportunity to walk out on to the Twickenham pitch for England against the Barbarians in May 2013, his love for rugby reached a whole new level.

Jack started tag rugby in St Aidan's Primary School with Dyke House teacher Aaron Myers and has never stopped playing the game since.

After joining Dyke House, he has represented the College at a number of tournaments and helped secure the Hartlepool Schools’ Championship.

He represents West Hartlepool on a weekend and earned county recognition within a year of playing competitively having chosen a different sport following six years of football.

The Bath-born teenager has not looked back since and his experience of walking out alongside the Barbarians before England’s 40-12 victory has made him hungry for the big occasion.

Jack said: “It was certainly a very special honour and I loved every minute of it.”

As well as pressing for England appearances, Jack has also represented the town and the district and he loves to be in at number eight at the back of the scrum.

In the summer of 2015 he was curious to try the sport of dragon boating and, after progressing quickly, as part of the Durham Serpents team he represented them at the Nationals Finals in Nottingham

 

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