Copthorne U11s were very excited about and having a break from netball and hockey and participating in their first rugby festival, or in fact their first rugby match ever! The girls only had two other competitors in their group the GW Sharks and the GW Harlequins however this did not deter the girls and they went into the first match with high spirits.
Copthorne’s first match was against GW Sharks and Copthorne got off to a flying start with some good movement and attacking resulting in a great try from Sofia. In the second half of the match the GW Sharks fought back however Copthorne defended and tackled well resulting in a further try from Roselly, a good win for Copthorne!
Copthorne’s second match was against GW Harlequins and although they were stronger than the first team, they were no match for Copthorne! Copthorne again defended and attacked well chasing any loose balls resulting in two trys one from Esme and another good try from Sofia!
As a result of Copthorne’s two super wins against the Sharks and Harlequins the girls were overall winners of the U11s group which was extremely well deserved! It was a fantastic experience and learning curve for the girls and myself and great fun was had by all!
Thanks to all the supporters who came and supported the girls and well done to all of the U11s who demonstrated great enthusiasm, determination and team spirit today! TC