Jack Hunt, from Northampton College’s Supported Learning team, has played a key role in helping England Deaf Rugby to a 3-0 series whitewash over the All Blacks.
The 24-year-old, who has worked at Booth Lane for the last three years, played as a second row forward in the three-game international series, coming off the bench in the first two games and starting the final encounter on Sunday.
Jack said: “The series was a great experience with some very tough games. It was pretty intense, with three games in eight days, so to get three wins against a very strong New Zealand side was a really good effort.
“All of the games were very competitive and there was a strong rapport between both teams. There was a lot of respect from both camps and we all got on well. Seeing them perform the closing ‘haka’ was a real privilege.”
Jack has now won eight full England Deaf Rugby caps since teaming up with the squad at the age of 17.