harrison1819Harrison (YR11) continues to develop as an outstanding sportsman. His passion and ability as a winger in Rugby have never been in doubt, but in addition to this, he has now extended his skills and dreams to American Football, which is where he hopes his future lies.

After taking part in a Combine (scouting) event at Crystal Palace, he has been selected for the GB U17/U19 squad. In American Football, he plays as a wide receiver (similar to a winger in Rugby). He is hoping that this could lead to gaining a scholarship to study at University in the USA. At the moment, Clemson and Alabama Universities are possibilities. He now has an agent who will submit information the Colleges in the States for their viewing and he may finish his education there as a 16-18 year old.

Playing with them compliments his Rugby commitments as he can keep up his fitness levels during the ‘off season.

At this stage, Harrison can continue to play both sports. He recently left Olney RFU to sign on at Ampthill RFU where his first game for them was against Wellingborough. The game was won in the last minute with a try from Harrison who also plays for Northampton Saints.

Harrison is pictured playing for the winning Walton High Rugby team in the U15 County Cup Final last year.

If anyone is interested in getting involved with American Football, Bedford Blackhawks can been contacted using the following link:

http://www.britishamericanfootball.org/adult-flag/bedford-blackhawks-adult-flag

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