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Exciting times ahead for Sixth Form student Joe Barnes

It has been an exciting couple of weeks for Sixth Form student Joe Barnes and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Joe was firstly drafted into first-team training at Nottingham rugby, in preparation for their Championship game with Bedford Blues last Tuesday – in which Nottingham won 41-21.

Following this game, Joe will train with the squad this Saturday.

Joe’s Dad, Dave Barnes said:

“This is a first class opportunity to help towards his transition from academy to being offered the professional contract he is seeking to get.”

Joe, who is a Worksop College rugby scholar, also played for Nottingham U20s at Ealing in London last weekend, in the Championship Academy 10’s Festival.

Nottingham won the tournament, beating teams such as London Welsh and London Scottish along the way.

Mr. Barnes continued:

“And to top it all, Joe was voted by the sponsors as ‘Man of the Tournament’ (receiving a very nice Storm watch). It’s a great achievement given the fact most boys were 20-years-old and Joe was one of the youngest.”