U7s First Festival
Very proud of our lads!!
A fantastic inaugural festival for the Under 7s at Eastbourne on Sunday. A first outing for 11 of our squad playing in two teams in 2 of 3 pools gave them the opportunity to show how much they have learned. They excelled in passing, running forwards, scoring some excellent tries and above all amazing tagging. They played their socks off, and the sportsmanship shown was a credit to their parents, the coaches and H&WRFC!!
The team in Pool A played against Haywards Heath, Hastings & Bexhill and Crowborough, winning one match, drawing one and losing one, putting them in the playoff against Haywads Heath for 1st & 2nd places. In a very close run and exciting final, both teams played brilliantly, with Haywards Heath pipping Heathfield to 1st place with a score of 7-6.
The team in Pool C played Eastbourne, Uckfield and Haywards Heath, winning all three matches. Great tagging, fast running and some nifty footwork was a great combination and placed them firmly in the final where they faced Uckfield. More great play earned them 1st place in their pool with a final score of 10-8 .
Thank to our players for their efforts, and the parents for their support - a very good day - we're all looking forward to the next one!!
Jenny Churchyard - Squad Manager for and on behalf of the Under 7 Coaching Team
Photographs kindly by Jason Scott-Taggart