KING John School’s Mark Sexton has spoken of his pride after seeing Jackson Wray enjoy another successful season with Saracens.

Wray helped Saracens win the European Champions Cup and the Premiership final with two more strong displays.

And Sexton, who helped to get Wray into rugby while at the Thundersley school, was delighted to see their former head boy secure even more glory.

“It’s fantastic to see Jackson doing so well again and as a school we’re so proud of everything he continues to achieve,” said Sexton.

“He was a top lad when he was here. He was a real hard-worker and a role model and that’s why he was head boy.

“As you would expect, he was a great athlete too.”

But it was not just rugby where Wray shone for King John.

“Jackson was district 100m champion and he still holds the school’s hammer record too,” said Sexton.

“When it came to rugby he wasn’t the best technically to begin with but he was the quickest in the year and he was a big lump too so he did well.

“We played him at centre to begin with but then realised he liked to bash people up so he was moved to number eight.

“We sent him off to also play for Westcliff 13 or 14 years ago and he’s gone on from there to do brilliantly.”

And Sexton also still remains in touch with Wray.

“I’ll still text him good luck before the games and he’s come back to see us at the school too,” said Sexton.

“We still use him as a role model and I know he’s still friends with quite a few of the guys he used to play rugby with down this way.

“It’s great seeing him do so well but he doesn’t always get the recognition he deserves as he just quietly goes about his business.”