Ben Yates

February 24, 2004


About Athlete

My objective is to do well in my studies whilst also contributing as much as possible to the team on and off of the pitch. With my experience and my passion for the sport I believe I can successfully combine both.


High School Grades
Maths: A*
English Lit: B
English Lang: B
Biology: B
Physics: B
Chemistry: B
Geography: A
Business: A*
Pe: B
Sociology: B


Biggleswade rufc u6-18
Samuel Whitbread year 9 - first XV
Saints Academy
East Midlands



Bench press: 120kg

Deadlift: 200kg

Squat: 170 kg

Bronco test: 5:12


National Vase

Round of 16 12-0 vs Safron Waldon

Quarter Final 62-7 vs Kings School

Semi-Finals 28-12 Arden Academy

Final 22-7 vs Dartford Grammar

Perse School 12-21 Win

NSB 7-14 Win

St Joseph’s College 13-36 Win

Awards, press

National vase winner

3 x county cups

club captain

5 x coaches player

2 x players player

Top scorer 3 years in a row

Often featured in the local paper

Additional sporting info

I play cricket for fun.

What makes you different?

My physicality and aggressive carries allow me to help a team get on the front foot and dominate in the contact areas. I have good knowledge and leadership skills which help me to read the game and assist teammates. I also have quick feet and a fast sprint speed which makes me a multidimensional player.

Why do you want to compete in college?

The college sport environment is very professional and offers a pathway into top sporting opportunities. I want to have the ability to help a college win games and trophies and hopefully further my career.

College Goals?

At college, I would love to win a national championship. Academically, I would like to achieve a top grade in my subject that will help me succeed after rugby.

Anything else we should know?

Watching other sports and going to the gym.



Samuel Whitbread Academy

Graduation year: 2022