Rugby runs in George Barton’s family so it was only a matter of time before he made his mark on the game.
The Gloucester Rugby fly half’s father, Simon, played for England Colts, while his mother Gillian represented England Student Ladies and his sister Chloe plays for Worcester Valkyries in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
His grandfather, James Barton, was also a notable footballer and played for Swindon Town and Cheltenham Town during his career.
George could have followed in his footsteps and opted for football but instead turned down the chance to join Cheltenham Town as a nine-year-old, choosing to focus on rugby.
He started playing the game as a five-year-old at Longlevens RFC, playing his first game for the club in 2006.
A natural leader, Barton captained the team to County Cup success at the U9s, 13s, 14s and 15s age-group, joined Gloucester academy in 2014, before scoring the most points in a Premiership Rugby U18 Academy League season in the 2017/18 campaign.
He is also an all-round sportsman and counts qualifying for a national final in the hammer throw as one of his greatest achievements, while he also follows football, American football, boxing and UFC.
Barton studied at Green Field Park Primary school, before doing A levels at Dean Close – taking biology, P.E and business studies.
A keen fan of RnB music, Barton’s favourite meal is spaghetti carbonara while Turkey is his top holiday destination.
Last updated: 5 March 2018