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Old Brutonians excelling at sport

News from three OBs who have achieved incredible things on the sports pitch
(From top left) Sophie Hamilton, Haydn Thomas and Tom Dunn
(From top left) Sophie Hamilton, Haydn Thomas and Tom Dunn

We always love to hear good news stories about our Old Brutonians and to celebrate in their success.  Three OBs have caught our attention (and we would love to hear more, so please do get in touch if you have any news to report!).



Haydn Thomas (L00/01) is part of the coaching team at Exeter Chiefs, following a successful career playing scrum half for Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester and Bristol Bears, winning the Premiership with Exeter Chiefs in 2017.  Haydn studied Chemistry at Exeter University and from there, his professional career as a rugby player took off.

Read more about Hayden's journey here



Sophie Hamilton made her senior international hockey debut for GB in the FIH Pro League last week, and is only 19!  Needless to say, whilst a pupil at King's, Sophie was a dedicated and valued members of the 1st XI, lifting the U16 Super Sixes National Indoor Hockey Trophy for King's Bruton.  Sophie had a year at the  University of Connecticut, as a hockey scholar, and is currently back in the UK, playing for Clifton Robinsons Ladies in the English Hockey Premier Division.



Tom Dunn made his senior rugby England debut in the Six Nations Championship against Italy, with England winning the game a convincing 34-5.  Due to Covid-19, Tom has had a long wait to make his debut, but following the match on 31st October, it is hoped OB Tom will keep his place in the squad for the forthcoming Autumn Nations Cup Tournament, playing Georgia, Ireland and Wales.  Tom currently plays hooker for Bath RFC, and was captain of the 1st XV whilst at King's.  We all look forward to following Tom in the coming matches this November.


If you have an update on an OB you would like to share, please email  Thank you.

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