Two rising stars from Woodford Under-15s have been selected to join the youth ranks at Premiership league leaders Saracens after a successful trial.
Jed West and Euan Fay, both 16, were put forward for the trial by Woodford's coaches and the promising pair will now attend weekly training sessions with the club's Elite Player Development Group.
West's preferred position is number eight but he also plays prop while Fay plays in the second row.
Woodford Under-15 coach Charles Wallace said: "I am absolutely delighted for Jed and Euan.
"They have had to put in a lot of hard work to get this far and have the potential to go further.
"This is an opportunity for them to catch the eye of the top coaches in the country."
West and Fay were two of four Woodford youngsters to be selected for the Essex Under-15s squad last summer.