Perse pupil captains Northampton Saints Academy side
8 Feb 2016
Lower Sixth student Jasper Dix, recently captained the Northampton Saints U18 rugby Academy side as they faced the Gloucester U18s.
Jasper progressed through the Saints Elite Player Development Group at U14 to U16 level, at which point he was selected for the Saints Academy. The Academy runs U16 to U18 teams that play in a regular league against other premiership teams.
Jasper’s debut match as captain was a closely contested one, but the Saints side unfortunately lost 28-34, having led 14-0 earlier in the game. He has also played in convincing wins earlier this season over Yorkshire Carnegie (37-7) and the Saracens (19-5).
Jasper said of his involvement with the Northampton Saints Academy:
“I have really enjoyed the experience so far and it is great to be tested at that level. The captaincy was a nice bonus but I know I’ve just got to keep working hard and produce the best performances I can. Unfortunately we didn’t make the finals this year so there is definitely some work to be done in the future. I’m looking forward to next season with school already and trying to develop match by match”