Acle Academy

Thomas Mack - SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament 2023

A huge congratulations to ex-student Thomas Mack who will be playing in the SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament 2023 on behalf of the Leicester Tigers ACE team. Upon leaving Acle Academy last year, Tommo enrolled at Brooksby College on the Tigers Rugby ACE programme while also studying A-levels.

The tournament will be held at the Global Arena in Munakata City, Fukuoka, Japan, between April 26th and May 6th 2023. This tournament focuses on developing, strengthening and promoting the game of rugby. It is also aims to foster healthy youth development and international cultural exchange through rugby. 

Sixteen high school teams in total, eight teams from overseas and eight Japanese high schools will be competing alongside the New Zealand Hamilton Boys, who were recently crowned winners of the World Schools 1st XV festival in Thailand.


Tommo said, "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting players from all around the world while also having the chance to experience the Japanese culture. The games will be a real challenge."