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Congrats to our 2021 With You - With us award winners

By John Porter, 05/20/21, 2:00PM EDT


The Blackthorn 2021 rugby scholarship winners have been announced. The Blackthorn With You – With Us fund was established in memory of those from the club who are no longer with us. This fund supports initiatives to help grow the game of rugby and to encourage our young players to take advantage of rugby opportunities. Two such initiatives are the annual Blackthorn college book scholarship and rugby camp scholarship. Applications were received online and the honorees were picked in April. College book scholarships were awarded to Billy Freeman and Micah Cloward. Billy has been playing a stellar outside center for the men's side and is headed to Bloomsburg University this fall to study Psychology and play rugby. He started playing for Blackthorn his senior year in HS and recently wrapped up an associate's degree at MONTCO. Micah Cloward is working on his bachelor's in Physics at ESU and is playing for the ESU rugby team and for Blackthorn when possible. Micah has been a standout player for Blackthorn 15's and 7's since his early college days at Ursinus. A rugby camp scholarship has been awarded to Abington HS senior Billy Hendrie. This scholarship will send Billy to a week-long rugby camp this summer at a location to be determined. Billy is the U-19 team captain and started playing for Blackthorn in the U-13 program. He plans to enroll in the Pennco Tech electrician program in the Fall, playing rugby for Blackthorn men's side. Please join us in congratulating Billy Freeman, Micah Cloward and Billy Hendrie on receiving these 2021 With You – With Us scholarships.