Bath Rugby Foundation Festival

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July 7th 2021

On Friday 18th June, 30 students from Clarendon competed in the Bath Rugby Foundation Festival at Lambridge Training Ground. Clarendon were the only school from Wiltshire to take part in this festival, competiting against other schools from Bath, Somerset and Bristol. The festival was a mix of Year 9 and 10 students.

The Year 9 girls played St Marks, Whitstone and Broadlands winning each game convingly and not conceding any tries. The girls made it into the final as the clear favourites. However, after a very shakey start where Broadlands had scored two tries within 3minutes, I thought that was it the girls wont come back from this. Oh how wrong I was. The girls showed true resilience and deterination, working together as a team and came back and won 3-2 on tries. A fantastic result and very well deserved by all the girls. The two players awarded players of the team by the organisers were Bethan and Tamara.

The Year 9 boys rugby team were very competitive as they were playing against teams that were a year older than them. They showed great skills and understanding and worked collectively as a team. Coming first out of the year 9 teams and finished a very respectable 3rd overall. I have no doubt that next year they will win this competition. The two players awarded players of the team by the organisers were Solomon and Harry.

The Year 10 rugby team demonstrated a fantastic range of skills against all opposition at the tournament, showing how far they have come as a team over the years. The boys qualified from their group into the final with an unbeaten run and again clear favourites. The boys stepped up their game against a strong Broadlands team and defended superbly by not conceding a single point in the final. The boys continued to work hard as a team and finally got the break they needed against the run of play to score a try. The boys were crowned champions!

The two players awarded players of the team by the organisers were Kian and Dan.