JUNIOR REPORT: Girls shine at rugby festival

Junior Report with Graham Hogg
Junior Report with Graham Hogg

A busy weekend was had by all at Scarborough RUFC both at home at Silver Royd and away at various places around the area.

Our minis were split with the younger ones away at a festival in Bridlington and our older minis venturing to Malton for a matrix competition.

Both tournaments were successful for Scarborough with a number of teams coming out on top.

I was fortunate to be at Bridlington on Sunday morning and some of the rugby on show by all teams was excellent and by all accounts the standard at Malton was just as high.

Also at Brid at the weekend were our Under-14s, who finally got to play a match and what a game it was.

With the boys and their coaches putting in a lot of hard work over the last few weeks, it was great to see them perform to a very high standard especially with a number of these boys only playing the game for a couple of months.

An excellent first half saw the boys 22-0 up with some great tries on display showing a real understanding of finding space and good skill execution.

The second half was more of a tense affair with the boys hanging on and spending most of it defending.

Another try put us 27-0 up before tiredness struck and Bridlington put on a surge of 26 points.

The final whistle eventually came and the boys held on for an outstanding win.

This was a great achievement for the lads and hopefully there’s more to come from this group.

At Silver Royd on Sunday was an East Yorkshire festival for the girls, with the Under-13s, Under-15s and Under-18s all playing matches against different teams from around the area.

This was a great success for all concerned and was great to see as many girls participating and enjoying the games.

The level of performance on the day was exceptional and I for one enjoyed how the girls got stuck in and embraced all aspects of the game, especially the contact side of things.

Hopefully this will spur even more girls to take up the sport and help the club moving forward.

Thanks for reading,

Graham