Three enthusiastic teams from St. Bede’s took part in the District Tag Rugby Competition at Temple Park, which motivationally coincided with the World Cup. The 17 competing teams were split into four groups, with the aim of trying to qualify for the afternoon’s Champions League.

Sophie Rowland’s team were in outstanding form, registering three consecutive victories to top their morning group. They beat St. Peter & Paul’s A (7-2), West Boldon A (10-1) and East Boldon B (9-2). All eight players in the squad scored tries, as they played fantastic rugby!

In Group 1, the side captained by Shreya Bhardwaj successfully won their first three games. Jude Connor, Hayden Buckham and Elizabeth Kilminster were frequently scoring tries. Unfortunately they lost their final game, which meant they qualified for the second highest afternoon League ( Premiership), but could still be very satisfied with their morning efforts.

The third St. Bede’s team led by Isaac Storey and Jack Duggan played some great rugby in a tight group. They managed to pass the ball well, make numerous great tags, and were involved in some fantastic high scoring matches. Daniel Ellwood, Megan Tooley and Tabitha Severs were in particularly good form.

In the afternoon games, Sophie Rowland’s team won well deserved bronze medals, after some fiercely contested matches in the Champions League. This represented a great performance! Meanwhile, Shreya’s team remained unbeaten during the whole of the afternoon’s games, to win the Premiership! This was an amazing effort by the players, to have two successful teams in the two highest leagues. To round off a great day, Jack Duggan inspired his team to two afternoon wins, to claim 2nd spot in League 1.

Well done to the whole squad for your wonderful team play and commitment throughout a chilly day. Once again, you were outstanding to watch and played the game in the right spirit.

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