|Weight||88kg (13st 12lb)|
Playing at Worcester is a way of life for Andrew Boyce. A mini-junior there from the age of six, he made his first-team debut off the bench in pre-season matches last year against Rotherham Titans and Plymouth Albion. Now a member of the Worcester Warriors Academy, he is studying politics, geography, physical education and biology at the King’s School in the city. He made his England U18 debut in the 57-13 win over Scotland at Darlington in March this year.
Worcester-born, he was also educated at Great Witley C of E Primary School and the Chantry HS, Martley, has captained the Warriors U18 side. He has won personal and collective rugby awards for Worcester mini-juniors, King’s School at Sevens and has represented Worcestershire, North Midlands the Midlands U16 teams and England U16 A. He played in games against Canada, France and Scotland.
He toured Canada and Seattle with King’s and his father Ges represented North Midlands Colts. Uncles Terry and Steve Gibbs have both played rugby and his sister Joanna has a Black Belt in Ju-jitsu. His own best memory is beating RGS Worcester 34-6 in the Modus Cup Challenge at Sixways Stadium in front of a 3,500 crowd.
His mentors past and present are Stuart Preece, head coach for Worcester mini-juniors, Simon Lane, the academy age-group coach, King’s coach Jonny Mason, Worcester Academy manager Mark Hewitt and Andrew’s father, Ges.
He said: “I owe a lot to my parents as they have been hugely supportive of everything that I’ve have done, driving me all over the country.” The players he admires most are Richie McCaw, Matt Kvesic and Sam Warburton.
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