Lennox Joins Harlequins Academy
While most 18-year-olds were enjoying a well-earned rest over the summer holidays, Christ’s Hospital pupil Lennox Anyanwu was instead training hard, following the exciting announcement that he has joined Harlequins Academy ahead of the new 2019-20 season. Lennox, who has been part of Harlequins’ Elite Player Development Group (EPDG), will now be part of the club on a full-time basis, based at Surrey Sports Park.
Lennox was selected to play for England at Under 16, Under 17 and Under 18 level. “Having a strong network around me at Christ’s Hospital has been fantastic,” explains Lennox. “I wouldn’t have improved at the rate I did without it; the staff have played an important part of my development. From an early age, I was pushed to play a year up.”
As the first ever recipient of the Christ’s Hospital Joe Launchbury Rugby Scholarship, it is especially fitting that Lennox is following in Joe’s footsteps. Joe Launchbury, who plays rugby for Wasps and England, is also a former Christ’s Hospital pupil who left in 2009.
“Lennox has worked fantastically hard to achieve his contract with Harlequins,” commented Director of Rugby at Christ’s Hospital Ian Davies. “It was not an easy task to balance academic studies with rugby commitments but he had an excellent support network through the CH/Quins partnership. I hope Lenox will be visiting us to inspire the next generation of boys and girls playing rugby at CH”.