The Young Talent coming through Trailfinders

The Young Talent coming through Trailfinders

Ealing Trailfinders are thrilled to announce the exciting young players in our academy and those who will be stepping up to the first team.

After an impressive three years at the Trailfinders Rugby Academy at Brunel University, prop Lefty Zigiriadis has graduated and steps up to become part of the first team. The loosehead has flourished in the environment at Brunel and was a key part of the team that made it to the BUCS playoff and this year was awarded Player’s Player for the Men’s Academy. In March, he made his first team debut, coming off the bench in our 50-12 Championship victory over Cornish Pirates, and has became the most recent player to have come through the Trailfinders Rugby Academy to represent the first team.

Lock Matt Cannon and scrum-half Dan Hiscocks have both been promoted to our senior academy, alongside back-row Josh Taylor and back Isaac Shaw.

England U18s Hooker Loïc Keasey joins Ealing Trailfinders this year after coming through the Worcester Warriors (now Midlands West) Academy team, he will combine his rugby with studying at Brunel University.

Following on from long term contracts that they previously signed with the club, Harry Dugmore and Tom Georgiou have both finished their studies at Brunel and will continue to train with the first team.

When discussing the academy graduates, Director of Rugby Ben Ward: “Our Trailfinders Rugby Academy at Brunel University is something that we’re all immensely proud of.

“We view it as a unique set-up for rugby in this country, by linking our academy with a university, and so it’s now great to see more players coming through our system.

“We’ve always had good integration, with the boys at Brunel getting opportunities to be involved with us here, and hopefully there will be many more players, who come through our academy in years to come.”

If you are interested in finding more about our Trailfinders Rugby Academy at Brunel University, click here.