Meet Chichester’s next generation of rugby stars

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Ferdie Solan is proving to be a star on the rugby field.

Following a great first year with the Chichester RFC under-sixes and being awarded player of the year for 2010-11, Ferdie has progressed this season showing skill and dedication to the sport and the club to be awarded under-sevens player of the year.

The award was decided by the coaches, headed up by Steve Bradford, and the other players and parents, making it a players’ player award too.

The pupil of Dorset House School, Bury, where he enjoys all his sporting activities, Ferdie is due to start Year 3 this September at Westbourne House, Oving, where he will join some of his CRFC team-mates.

Overall the under-sevens have had a superb year, ending runners-up at the West Sussex Championships and Joint 3rd at the Worthing tournament.

Other under-sevens’ awards went to Finn Budd (most improved player), Tom Heaver (best attitude) and Toby Toft (best newcomer).