The Burnley College Rugby Academy is celebrating as Sports Studies Year 2 student William Holden was selected to play for Scotland's Under 19s Rugby League.
Picked to take part in the Rugby League Commonwealth Championship 2014
, William joined players from eight nations including New Zealand, Australia, Spain and the UK to compete.
The tournament took place over just one weekend, and the team recovered from losing their opening match against Wales to defeat Jamaica and draw with Australia in the pool stages, before then beating South Africa and England to finish fifth.
Scotland captain Steve McCormack told The Herald:
"It was a brave move by Rugby League Scotland to offer an open trial, people were saying we might get players who might not be up to it, but the amount of players we unearthed was great and there are lots more."
"I've seen maybe a couple who could get into the squad at the end of this year for the European Championship and we've seen a number who have the potential to contend for the 2017 World Cup when these lads will be 21 or 22."
With such a promising start to his international career now paving the way for his future in the sport, we wish William all the best and hope to see him succeed throughout the Rugby Academy over the coming years.
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Source Url: http://www.burnley.ac.uk/rugby-academy-william-holden-scotland-u19s/