Grimoldby joins Harlequins Academy
Harlequins announced today (19th September) a further signing to the club’s Academy for the 2012-13 season.
Louis Grimoldby, an England qualified fly-half, has joined Harlequins’ Academy after a successful trial period with the London club.
The 18-year-old, who attended Stamford School in Lincolnshire, represented England U18 Clubs and Schools last season, kicking a total of 16 points in the 38-10 victory over Ireland U18 Clubs in May.
Grimoldby is currently balancing his rugby with studying on a Business Management degree at Kingston University.
“Louis had an excellent season last year and played very well for England and at Divisional level. He has made a big impact during his trial period with the club, which has included appearances in the JP Morgan 7s and at A League level" said Harlequins Academy Manager Tony Diprose. "I am delighted to welcome him as an Academy member and I’m sure he will look to push for first team rugby, following in the footsteps of many Harlequins Academy players, over the coming seasons."
Commenting on his signing, Louis Grimoldby said, “I am really excited to be joining the club after a successful trial period. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead while developing as a player under the Harlequins coaching staff.”