Thursday, 21 October 2010


Eleven elite and very smart looking rugby playing year 5 pupils had a fun time out playing tag rugby against other schools from the region. There was a massive turnout for the tag rugby tournament held at Aldershot Park today (October 22nd) and hosted by Aldershot and Fleet RFC.

The pupils played extremely well against older children in a competitive group involving South Farnborough, Heatherside, All Saints, Hawley and Long Sutton.

It did take a little while to get in a groove and first two games ended in defeats. However Ryan scored a great individual try in the opener which brought loud cheers from the Newport MADS.

The next two games saw an improvement in tactical awareness and some absolutely great running from the more experienced rugby players - Liam and Jake R. This led to two well deserved victories in quick succession and a fantastic try from Liam. Unfortunately, the players couldn't maintain their momentum and the final pool game ended in defeat to eventual group winners Long Sutton despite creating some good chances.

All the players behaved impeccably and really enjoy themselves.

we'll have more opportunities to gain valuable match experience this season.

The players involved were Bethany, Riley , Ellen , Joanna, Liam, Dominic, Alex, Chris, Jake B, Jake R. and Ryan.

For those who are interested in developing their rugby skills they can visit Aldershot and Fleet RFC every Sunday at 10am to play rugby with other junior players.

All new players are very welcome.

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