Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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U13 Girls Rugby Tournament

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Due to the popularity and quality of our girl’s rugby we were able to enter two teams into the tournament. After a 45min journey to Castle Cary RFC all the girls were excited to play.

Hugh Sexey Warriors

Squad : Aisling Kelway, Millie Thomas, Izzy Cook, Izzy, Richardson, Izzy Clarke, Hannah Carter, Hannah Gazzard, Harriet Griffiths, Melissa Neil, Daisy Moss & Leah Rialas.

The warriors started their tournament off with a tough game versus Bucklers Mead. A close fought game with all the girls defending brilliantly ended in a 4-2 defeat. Next up was Holyrood. The girls started the game strongly and the influential Aisling Kelway bagged two tries. They dominated possession throughout and won 3-0. The final two games of the day were against King Arthur and Wells Blue. King Arthur were a physical side with some tricky players. The game was 0-0 until the last minute when King Arthur scored a late breakaway try taking the match 1-0. The game versus Wells Blue was a smaller sided game as they had fewer players. Special mention to Millie Thomas and Harriet Griffiths who helped Wells Blue out and performed excellently for them. The Warriors put in their best performance of the tournament showing off some great passing moves. Tries from Melissa, Daisy & Leah won them the game 3-1. Two wins out of four a great performance on their first outing as a team. Congratulations.

Hugh Sexey Wolves

Squad: Grace White, Evie Puddy, Lexie Woolcock, Grace Richardson, Poppy Whitingham, Anna Littlewood-Hilsdon, Kaitlin Pettitt, Abbie Powell, Charlotte Watson, Lucy Baker & Holly Hunt.

The Wolves first game was against Ansford. Captain Grace White started the game very brightly and was key in helping them score 6 unanswered trys. Holly Hunt getting herself 3 tries. The next game was against King Arthur. Confident from their last game the wolves started fast again. Some great handling skills from Anna Littlewood-Hilsdon combining well with Poppy Whittingham lead to an early try. They dominated the game throughout and controlled possession, running out 6-0 winners again. The third game came as the girls toughest test. Bucklers Mead were well organised and physical putting the girls under pressure from the first whistle. With only 2 minutes left the girls found themselves 3-2 down but then after a late spell of pressure, two tries from Grace White secured the third win. Final game for the Wolves was against oakfield. The team saved their best performance for last winning the game comfortably 8-0. The team really gelled well and played some fantastic rugby. Four wins out of four meant Hugh Sexey Wolves were the only team to win all their games and win the tournament.

Thank you very much to Mr Waterfield who has worked closely with the girls the last few months. The hard work really paid off.

Mr Lamb