IT’S been a sensational season for rugby at Honley High School.
The school’s Year 7 team became Yorkshire champions in the Yorkshire Cup organised by the Rugby Football League.
They beat Sirius School, Hull, 40-8, away in March.
Jordan Williams, from Meltham, was judged most valuable player of the season.
Honley will play Castleford High away on Thursday, May 3 in the quarter-finals of the Carnegie Champion Schools national finals.
The school’s year 11 team also reached the semi-finals of the Carnegie Champion Schools Cup but lost 34-24 to Sirius at Oulton, Leeds, on Tuesday, April 24.
It’s been the second successful season for Honley High whose Year 11 squad last year made history by becoming the first Huddersfield team to become Carnegie National School Champions.
Paul Sharrock, assistant headteacher and head of rugby at Honley High School, praised Meltham All Blacks and Huddersfield Giants development officer Steve Beaty who have helped coach Honley to success.
Mr Sharrock said: “To win the nationals was unheard of until last year. In the past other teams expected us to be easy. Since we’ve won the nationals that’s not the case. It’s about putting Honley on the map. Now it’s all going very well.
“The Giants and Meltham All Blacks have given our players lots of experience.
“Meltham’s extra coaching and Steve Beaty’s continued input is why we’ve made this big improvement.”