Year 7’s fielded two sides for their first chance to represent the school on the sports field. Many of the boys had not even seen a rugby ball before, so it was a true baptism of fire. The boys enthusiasm and determination to impress was outstanding, as was their ability to listen and take on instructions quickly. Scoring many tries and winning a majority of their games was testament to how quickly the new players adapted and got stuck into the game.
For one side Marley Cooper and Billy Barnes picked up a runner up MOM. Marley showed excellent footwork and evasive skills scoring three tries and Billy Barnes was a beast in defence putting in several huge hits on anyone that ran near him.
Overall MOM went to Ryan Bradley who scored several tries and made many metres with the ball in hand playing his first ever game of rugby. For the other year 7 side Olly Bennett and Jude Stapleton were runner up MOM. Olly made several storming ball carries and Jude caused the opposition a nuisance in every game he played. Overall MOM went to Jamie Self who was also playing in his first ever game. Jamie adapted really well to the new sport and took on all advice given to him, he showed tremendous athletic ability and was a worthy overall MOM.
Well done to every single student who took part, some unbelievable individual affords and a brilliant positive attitude shown by all.
Year 7 Rugby Squad
Marley cooper 2
Oli Bennett 2
Billy Barnes 2
Ryan Bradley 3
Jamie self 3