Worthing RFC U10s took two teams to Hastings for the combined county experienced and development festival, both squads played excellent tournament football and won every game in their respective pools. For many of the development squad this was their first taste of competitive festival rugby and they came through with flying colours, especially new signing Lui Martin who ended up with a sackful of tries after only four weeks of rugby. The squad played with a wonderful spirit and many of the boys also played for other clubs, who were short of numbers. Dean Humphrey deserved the fulsome praise of all the parents, as he somehow managed to coach, referee, and get the boys onto the pitch on time.
Worthing U10s with Spooney, the mascot of the children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon.
The experienced squad continued with their incredible record of not having been beaten in a club or festival game for over three seasons. They beat Haywards Heath, Hove, Lewes and Heathfield, scoring twenty tries and conceding only three. The defensive effort was huge, with the tackling of Mason Ross and Tom Young to the fore. The team have two weeks to take stock before going on to play in the experienced festival at Horsham on the 15th of April: hopefully, on this occasion Chichester will remain in our pool long enough for us to play them.
Thanks to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who made the long trip on the morning that the clocks went forward, to come and support us.
Experienced Squad: Baxter Robyns (c), Mason Ross, Max Tullett, Beau Cole, Tom Young, Samuel Geall, Louis Bashford, Jonathan Kundishora, Sam O’Neill, Finley Nevill-Lane.
Development Squad: Gem Martin-Rovic (c), Jack O’Neill, Cassius Humphrey, Hugo Dissanayake, Ellis Hall, Sam Boot, Joseph Combes, Lui Martin, Austen Brown, Jonah Allan, Toby Luke, Ben Twine.