Young stars Ted Hill and Will Butler have been appointed Club Captain and Assistant Club Captain respectively at Worcester Warriors.
Hill becomes Worcester’s youngest ever Premiership Club Captain at just 21 years of age, while fellow Academy product Butler is 22.
The two players starred at school and junior international level, and Hill has even been capped at senior level by Eddie Jones against Japan in 2018. The former Worcester 6thform College backrow/second row first gained national recognition when turning out for England U16 in 2015 before playing for England U18 in 2016 and 2017.
He was also, unusually, capped at U20 level as an U18 in 2017 and went on to play for the U20s in 2018 and 2019 as well.
A star in the Worcester Warriors’ AASE side at the time, Worcester 6thform College, Hill is now starring at senior level and, while early, this appointment seems in line with a career that is so full of potential and already plenty of fulfillment of that potential.
It is a sentiment echoed by Worcester Warriors’ Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons, when he commented on the appointments:
“The appointment of Ted and Will as Club Captain and Assistant Club Captain, respectively, accords with our vision for our young Worcester lads to form the core of our team. They are both homegrown players who have come through our Academy and it’s fantastic to see them rise to leadership positions.”
“Ted has developed into a terrific player who has the full respect of our whole squad. He is a young lad who has a massive future in the game and he will lead as he plays; from the front.”
“Will is a natural leader who has captained England age grade teams. He and Ted complement one another and I really look forward to working with them as we take the club forward.
Butler is an exciting young centre whose school years were at Hereford Cathedral School and saw him called up to the England U18 side in 2016 before being capped by England U20 in 2017 and becoming a key player for the side in 2018 with some outstanding performances.
The two will be aided by a more experienced Team Captain on matchdays, hooker Matt Moulds, who skippered the side in 9 games prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.