Rising star Max Wheeler proves rugby potential

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We are delighted that Year 8 Bethany pupil and sports scholar, Max Wheeler, has been invited to attend the Saracens Kent Player Development Group (PDG) Training Sessions this year. Having shown potential in the first block of Saracens Kent Developing Player Programme (DPP) sessions, Max is one of just 120 players across three countries who will be trained in a smaller group focusing on individual technical and tactical skills, as well as building character and strength.

Max’s passion for rugby began after his father encouraged him to play when he was just three-years-old and he started playing contact rugby for Tunbridge Wells RFC, and then the Tonbridge Juddians. Max continued to impress as he was scouted for Saracens DPP sessions when he was 11-years-old for the U13s squad but was too young to join the team. Max is delighted to now begin his journey with Saracens.

He said: “I was so happy to be selected for the PDG training sessions. Bethany has really helped me to develop the technical side of my game and I have been using the School’s fitness suite to improve my fitness.”

Headmaster, Francie Healy, said: “I am delighted that Max has been selected for the Kent Player Development Group (PDG) Training Sessions with Saracens. He is an outstanding rugby player and an excellent sports person in all respects. Max is also hugely benefiting from the personal fitness programme that has been designed for him within our sports department. I look forward to seeing and helping to shape his continued sporting prowess in the years to come.”