Tomi sets his sights on the top flight

May 01 2018
Tomi sets his sights on the top flight

IF his current rate of progression is anything to go by, Cabot Learning Federation's Tomi Adegbite certainly looks destined for a top flight career in rugby.

The 18-year-old Post 16 student only started playing the sport at the age of 14 but has already played for Bristol under 18s and Bristol United.

Now CLF has presented the back row player with a Bristol Rugby shirt to celebrate his achievements.

The federation's rugby team has a history of supplying players to top flight clubs. In addition to Tomi, Sam Tiley, Dan Thurston and Nathan Chamberlain have all played for Bristol United this season. Nathan has also recently represented Scotland under 18s. 

And at the pinnacle of their careers are former John Cabot Academy students Ellis Genge, who plays for Leicester Tigers and England, and Mitch Eddie who plays for Northampton Saints.

Matt Leek, head coach of CLF rugby team, said: "It makes me massively proud that these boys have gone on to play rugby at a higher level and shows what talent we have here in East Bristol. I have a huge amount of support from Matt Sheppard, CLF and Gary Townsend from Bristol Rugby Club and would like to thank them for that. 

"The aim of the CLF rugby team is to improve rugby participation in the local Combination and I believe we are helping achieve this in a major way by working with the likes of Bristol Rugby and the local clubs. The next generation of boys and girls in the CLF rugby squads are working really hard and achieving representative success too."


Pictured right: Tomi Adegbite receives a Bristol Rugby shirt from CLF head coach Matt Leek