Scilly Cadets Selected For National Rugby Squad

Army Cadet base on St Mary's

Scilly has been punching above its weight again.

Four members of the Islands’ Army Cadets have been selected for the English Cadets National Rugby Squad.

Cadets boss Tony Smith says that’s even more impressive when you consider that only five players from all of Cornwall and Scilly were picked.

Scilly sent Ben Johnson, Joe Sibley, Lewis Johnson and Liam Kirkby to play in the national finals in Wales, where they finished a commendable second.

Next on the Cadet agenda will be their Annual Camp on Salisbury Plain for two weeks from the end of this month before the break for the summer.

Tony says he’s got additional back up support from Matt Honeychurch, who will return as a Sergeant Instructor, and Colour Sergeant Julie Smith.