Rugby: U14 County Sevens

On a bitterly cold Monday, at the beginning of the Easter holidays, the U14 Sevens team bravely assembled at school to attend the County Sevens tournament at Worth.

The dedication shown to give up a portion of holiday was repeated throughout the day, which ended a very successful one!

Our tournament started with a group match against Worth, the hosts. We overcame them with relative ease, playing good Sevens rugby and taking our chances when they arose.

Worth attacked with all their might but could not break the Bede's defence.

Our second game was against a strong Chichester team, and was very fiercely contested. The lead changed hands twice, with Chichester coming through by a try in the end.

Our final group game came from Imberhorne, who tried hard but couldn't match the class of our speedster Finlay Hinchon.

This meant that we went through to the knockout stage as runner up in our group.

In the semi-finals we played Sackville, who had topped their group without loss, and had a couple of strong players. Even with injuries to the 11 man squad, the boys battled through and managed a tight victory with the last try of the game.

In the final, we came up against Chichester again. Having played a lot of fast paced frenetic Rugby, and with a collection of injuries (by the last game we had only 6 fit players!), the boys performed inspirationally. Chichester, however, were once again slightly too strong and we went down in the final by three tries to two.

I would like to thank all the boys who turned up during their holidays, and their parents for driving, watching and collecting the boys throughout the day.

Tom Elwell

Head of Rugby