U14’s Sussex Champions and Tour tournament winners

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The U14 A’s have followed up on last years success at U13’s by winning the Sussex Waterfall competition for the 2nd year in succession.
This season they finished 12 points clear of the 2nd placed team after 7 matches.
They scored 248 points and conceded just 39.

The Development squad competed against other A sides in the lower pools across Sussex and finished up with 17 points from 7 matches.
They scored 157 points and conceded 148.

We celebrated both teams season with our end of season awards ceremony after our finishing our final matches of the season on Sunday.

Coaches Player:
– Winner: Alex Suckling (A’s)
– Runner up: Will Hill (Development)

Players Player:
– Joint Winners: Ben Brown and Jack Doorey-Palmer. (Both A’s)

Most Improved:
– Winner: Eddie Fowler (Development)
– Runner up: Josh Poole (A’s)

Best New Comer:
– Winner: Angus Mills (A’s)
– Runner up: Aiden Howard (Development)

AAA (Attitude, Attendance, Aptitude):
– Winner: Joe Thornton (A’s)
– Runner up: Sam Cundy (Development)

Tour
To finish off the season we went on tour to France/Belgium, with 30 players and 33 parents…
We decided to play our tour fixtures as one team rather than having ‘A’ and ‘Dev’ sides.
The camaraderie across the whole squad which had been building through the long season was very much in evidence again as we went on to win both friendlies as well as the tournament, scoring 147 and conceding 7 points over the 7 matches.
We would like to thank the Belgian sides RC Soignies and RC Mechelen for hosting us and also like to mention Eccles RFC who we played on both days, with both sets of players and parents striking up a great friendship over the weekend.

Finally
After such a great season I would like to end by thanking all of the coaches (Chris, Fred, Terry, Gavin, Andy and Stuart) on behalf of the players and parents for the time and effort that they put in throughout the season to ensure the boys continue to enjoy their rugby.

Nick