New Hall please! Duo win scholarships

Sporting success — Charlie Lockhart (left) and Jake Harman have won scholarships

Sporting success — Charlie Lockhart (left) and Jake Harman have won scholarships

First published in Schools

LEIGH-based sporting stars Jake Harman and Charlie Lockhart are celebrating after being awarded scholarships to attend New Hall School in Chelmsford.

Jake, 11, was selected for the school’s rugby scholarship, while 12-year-old Charlie was picked in cricket.

And they are both delighted to have rewarded for their talents.

“It’s fantastic that Jake was picked out for the rugby scholarship,” said his father Kevin, Southend RFC’s former director of rugby who now works with Premiership giants Wasps.

“He was successful after attending selection trials and he’s really pleased.”

Jake has been playing rugby for Southend since the age of six as is part of the club’s improving mini and youth section, which has grown from 50 youngsters to 250 during his time at Warners Bridge.

Charlie has also shone on the cricket pitch and has played for Essex for the past three seasons.

Last year he was vice-captain and averaged 35 with a highest score of 90 not out.

And he will now be coached by former England and Essex captain Nasser Hussain at New Hall.

“Nasser puts in a certain amount of hours at the school each term and Charlie is very lucky to have someone like that helping him,” said Charlie’s father Jerry.

“That can only help him improve and he’s very pleased to have been picked.”

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10:15pm Wed 11 Jan 12

APR says...

I hope they can live up to their parents expectations.
I hope they can live up to their parents expectations. APR
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12:35pm Mon 16 Jan 12

suowe63 says...

APR is obviously not a parent! These boys must have worked very hard for their scholarships and I am sure are their parents are very proud!
APR is obviously not a parent! These boys must have worked very hard for their scholarships and I am sure are their parents are very proud! suowe63
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9:12pm Mon 16 Jan 12

Clifton7nick says...

APR - how can this not be good for them? It's a sports scholarship! Great education and play your favourite sport. What awful parents!!!
APR - how can this not be good for them? It's a sports scholarship! Great education and play your favourite sport. What awful parents!!! Clifton7nick
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9:13pm Mon 16 Jan 12

Clifton7nick says...

APR - how can this not be good for them? It's a sports scholarship! Great education and play your favourite sport. What awful parents!!!
APR - how can this not be good for them? It's a sports scholarship! Great education and play your favourite sport. What awful parents!!! Clifton7nick
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2:09pm Tue 17 Jan 12

stinka says...

APR - what a horrible thing to say about 11 and 12 year old children!!! They have clearly worked very hard to get those scholarships as I know they are hard to get. If they were walking the streets late at night and causing a nuisance of themselves, I suppose you would be blaming the parents for that as well???

damned if you do, damned if you don't!!!
APR - what a horrible thing to say about 11 and 12 year old children!!! They have clearly worked very hard to get those scholarships as I know they are hard to get. If they were walking the streets late at night and causing a nuisance of themselves, I suppose you would be blaming the parents for that as well??? damned if you do, damned if you don't!!! stinka
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