Bedford School starlet Strachan gets the call-up for Scotland U18s

Olney RFC U18 player Fraser Strachan
Olney RFC U18 player Fraser Strachan

Olney RFC U18 player Fraser Strachan has been celebrating his call-up to the Scotland U18 rugby side, playing for the team in the recent 5 Nations tournament against England, Wales and Ireland.

Fraser started his playing career at the age of five for Luton RFC, where most of his youth rugby was played before moving to Olney RFC at the age of 14.

At Olney, he played inside centre for the unbeaten U14 and U15 squads and was selected for the England Midlands U16 team.

In January this year Fraser played for Olney in the East Midlands Final when the team beat Ampthill.

Due to his international cap, under RFU rules Fraser can’t play in the National Cup competition, in which Olney’s youth side has progressed to the semi-final stage.

Fraser has played within the Northampton Saints Academy since he was 13, and was part of the Bedford School team that went undefeated this season and lifted the National Schools Cup.

Olney RFC coach Mark Lay said: “Fraser has been a real asset to the Olney squad. He is a very physical player with the ability to break through a defensive back line and put supporting players into gaps.

“He enjoys the contact and is impressive in defence with a good track record in stealing ball from the opposition. We’re very proud of his achievements.”