Inaugural Tournament for Girls’ Rugby

Inaugural Tournament for Girls’ Rugby

On Sunday, the girls’ rugby team took part in their first ever tournament.  The event was held in some pretty atrocious weather conditions at Reigate Grammar School but the girls didn’t let the wet weather and mud dampen their enthusiasm. It was wonderful to see the girls competing at the same event as the boys with the two squads cheering each other on. 

The first match was against Wisbech Grammar School and Caterham ran out 20-10 winners. Alice Medlock and Jess Fatoye ran with pace and power to break through the Wisbech defence and to set up some outstanding tries. The other group games against Oundle and RGS saw the girls face more experienced teams and our opponents extra nous at the breakdown meant that we were starved somewhat of possession. But the girls absolutely tackled their hearts out showing tremendous aggression and courage. Phoebe Wearing’s outstanding try against RGS also needs a mention, as well as her yellow card!

After a long break for lunch, we faced King Henry VII and in a tight game, it was our opponents that managed to take their opportunities to take the win. But the girls left happy and eager to improve ready for the National Tournament at the end of the month. Well done girls!

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