News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

Kings' Girls are Rugby South West Finals Winners

31st March, 2017 by Jude Owens

The Years 9/10 Kings of Wessex Girls' Rugby team ended this Spring Term on a celebratory note after they were crowned champions in the South West Finals of the Rugby Tournament this week.

Organised by the RFU County Development Officers, the tournament was held at Hornets RFC in Weston-super-Mare and the girls played on the new 3G artificial surface under grey skies and rain showers.

To qualify, the girls won the Somerset Tournament, then played in the South West tournament with winners from a total of nine teams from Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset. The finals consisted of two groups. Kings’ had four teams and won all the games easily in their group before they played Holyrood from Chard in the final.

It was a tense game, but the final score was 10-5 (2 tries to 1). The Team was behind at one stage when Holyrood Academy intercepted one of the passes and scored. But the Kings' girls were tenacious and kept battling and fought their way back to 5-5, then scored with the last play of the game scoring a total of 25 tries on the day. The team were especially delighted with their success as they ended the season unbeaten!

Tim James who led the team said:

"I was very proud of the girls for their excellent performance who acquitted themselves exceptionally well and were very respectful towards the other teams and referees. Thank you also to parents for all their wonderful support."