Rated as one of the brightest young emerging prospects at Sixways Stadium, Arr is a product of the club's thriving mini/junior set-up who has worked his way right through the ranks at the club. A former Royal Grammar School student and part of the EPDG set-up since he was 14, Arr impressed throughout the 2008/09 season in the Warriors Academy and A League and was called up by England Under-20s for the Six Nations. Held in very high regard at Warriors, Arr has shown a determination to become the best he can be and has been compared to Robert Jones for his electric speed of pass and thought.
Home grown star Alex Grove was one of the breakthrough stars of the 2008/09 season and after a stunning year the Academy graduate was rewarded with a new two-year deal. Grove, a former pupil of Rugby School, has now been involved with Warriors for three years and represented Scotland at Under 18s, 19s and 20s before making his debut at A senior level in 2009. Grove is very professional in everything he does and is an excellent role model to all the younger players in the Academy in how consistent hard work and dedication can drive you towards improved performances and eventually a first team contract.
Rising star Chris Pennell is regarded as one of the brightest young players on the books at Worcester Warriors after bursting into the first team during the 2007/08 season. The full back, Worcester born and bred, has been praised by for his commitment and determination to battle back from injuries in recent seasons to continue his development. The former England Under-18 international has shown his eye for the try line and also possesses a accurate boot and provides the team with a long range kicking option. He was named club captain ahead of the 2010/11 season in the RFU Championship.
Dynamic back row forward Jake Abbott has cemented a place in the senior squad at Sixways Stadium with the flanker now established as one of the most exciting talents at the club. Worcester born and bred, Abbott has been connected to the club since the age of six as a mini/junior and has worked his way through the entire system to become a first team star. The home-grown ace first broke into the team at Warriors in October 2008 when he started the EDF Energy Cup game with London Irish. Less than a month later he scored his first senior try in the same competition against Harlequins. Abbott returned to play a key role as Warriors won promotion back to the Aviva Premiership and was rewarded for his development and outstanding development with a new two-year deal in 2011.
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