Junior Report with Tom Harrison

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O2 Touch Rugby

For anyone who wants to try rugby for the first time or for those who have been out of the game for a while but are keen to get back involved, we are running Touch rugby sessions in the Sports Hall on Monday nights from 5pm-6pm starting on November 19.

The sessions will include basic rugby drills and touch rugby games; don’t worry if you have no idea how to play as you will have a chance to learn all aspects of the game on the night.

Not only is it a great way to learn about rugby, it’s also a great way to keep fit.

Year 5 & 6 Primary schools festival

Eight schools from across the Scarborough area took part in a tag rugby event played under floodlights.

The schools were split into two pools of four with everybody involved in play-offs after.

Pool A included Braeburn, Gladstone Road, Overdale and Newby & Scalby. Pool B Included Seamer & Irton, Bramcote, St Martin’s & Hackness.

Some great rugby was played and with more than 60 tries scored during the pool games there was plenty of action to watch. Moving into the play-off stages with Gladstone Road beating St Martin’s in one semi-final and Bramcote beating Newby & Scalby in the other, the main final was set to be a great one.

The final was extended to 10 minutes to showcase the best two teams on the day and they provided some excellent attacking rugby which was only stop by some superb defence, which was evident when the game ran 90 seconds over time as Bramcote’s defence held Gladstone Road out for a minute and a half, eventually turning the ball over and running the length of the pitch to score.

This effort was in vain though as Gladstone Road had already built up an unassailable lead, but the game ended in the close score line it deserved three tries to two.

Next week it’s the turn of the girls who will battle it out for local bragging rights.

Skipton Building Society Schools’ League

Last Thursday was the turn of the Year 10’s in the SBSSL, Scalby, Filey, Graham, St Augustines & Scarborough College all attended the event, which was run on two pitches under floodlights at Silver Royd.

The afternoon was dominated by a powerful Fliey side who only conceded two tries all afternoon, scoring 21 of their own.

Tuseday saw the year 9s battling, with teams from St Augustine’s, Scalby, Filey and Graham.

Again Filey ended the day on top but stiff completion from Scalby saw the two sides play out an eventful draw and a last minute try against Graham in the final game meant they would enter the halfway point of the completion in first place.

This week’s fixtures

Under-13s at home to Beverley and York

Under-14s Away to Beverley

Under-15s Away to Beverley

Under-16s at Home to Beverley

And a bunch of golden oldies trying to relive their youth.

Gulls V Scarborough College

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