Sport's Hurricane force nominated for Croydon Champions award
An under 16s rugby league team has been nominated for the Croydon Champions sports award after a season of success.
Croydon Hurricanes offers boys from across the borough the chance to play ruby league and join either their under 13s, under 14s, or under 16s teams.
The club's under 16s side lost just one game last season and went on to win the treble, bagging the Challenge Cup, Minor Premiers and becoming League Champions.
The team currently train at Archbishop Lanfranc school and have produced eight players who have gained scholarships at Super League Club London Broncos, as well as having two players who compete at international level.
The side have been nominated for the Croydon Champions sporting award by a parent who praised their commitment to the sport.
The nomination form read: "The team's home games are at Archbishop Lanfranc School, but away games see them travel as far afield as Colchester and Southampton.
"This means early mornings and long days are frequently the order of the day, which illustrates the lads' commitment.
"This year has been a triumph for the boys and for their coaches who sadly have to leave them due to a withdrawal of funding from the Rugby Football League."
The team are now looking for volunteers to help run the club from next season.
Speaking about the nomination, former Coach Stephen Guan said: "Naturally as a coach I am so proud of the lads, and it is good to know the community are responding to the achievements of the team.
Mr Guan, who now coaches at the London Broncos, said: "It is obviously so rewarding for the players to be recognised for their efforts and all their hard work on and off the field."
To get involved in the Croydon Hurricanes visit their website pitchero.com
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