Clifton College top 10 in Daily Mail Sports Trophy - 10 February 2016

Clifton College top 10 in Daily Mail Sports Trophy - 10 February 2016

On the back of a hugely successful sporting season, Clifton College have finished in the top 10 (out of 101 schools) in the Daily Mail Schools Rugby Trophy.

It’s been a fantastic season for Clifton College. Having played twelve games which include pre-season fixtures in Italy, the 1st XV won ten and drew two – a win ratio of 83% and impressive enough to secure a top ten finish in the Rugby Trophy.

The competition sees more than 100 school teams compete over four gruelling months of the rugby season. There are a number of special features, including extra points awarded to fixtures against higher ranked teams and a number of factors which bring bonuses into play.

View highlights of Clifton College’s game against Sherborne on Schools Rugby here:

Head of Rugby Development Matt Salter said: "It has been a fantastic year for Clifton College sports as a whole, with an unbeaten first XV rugby team as well as an unbeaten girls’ 1st XI hockey squad and being named as a top 100 school by Cricketer Magazine.


1st XV rugby team and the girls’ 1st XI hockey squad

“It shows the high standards we set ourselves for our sports achievements throughout the year but we are also one of the top 100 schools in the country as named by The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph for our academic results. (August 2015). These combined results help to demonstrate the school’s dedication to developing learning for our children across the board.”

He added: We are all very excited about what 2016 will bring for our sports teams. The players, coaches and staff did a fantastic job in 2015 and it will be great to see if we can repeat some of that success in 2016.”

• Look out for updates from the girls hockey team who have reached the National Finals in March at the Olympic Stadium in London.