Bognor RFC Mini Rugby Festival 2011
Bognor Rugby Club in conjunction with Burleigh Travel hosted the Bognor RFC Mini Rugby Festival on Saturday 9th April. Over 30 teams participated in this mini rugby festival on a gloriously sunny day and some brilliant, competitive rugby was played at all age groups throughout the day.
At the U7 & U8 age groups some fantastic tag rugby was played throughout the day and both groups were highly competitive with all teams managing to beat one another to ensure tense final matches! In the U7 age group it was Shoreham RFC that just emerged victorious ahead of Rochford Hundred RFC in a very tight and tense final. In the U8 section Bognor fielded two sides who contested the final with the Bognor Bulls emerging victorious. In the plate final at U8 Pinner RFC won in a fantastic match against Shoreham RFC which ebbed and flowed throughout!
In the U9 age group there was some very solid tackling and defence on show with some brilliant flair required to break down organised defences! After a brilliant competition Brighton RFC showed their quality by finishing at the top and winning their age group with Shoreham RFC a very close second having just been beaten by one try in the crunch match against Brighton. The U10 age group had the highest number of teams in the mini rugby festival however this did not diminish the quality on display. The crowd witnessed some fantastic rugby all day long with the surface condusive to running rugby. The final was between Northampton Old Scouts and Kenilworth where the class of the Old Scouts came to the fore and they emerged victorious. In the plate the hosts Bognor had a victory beating Northampton Old Scouts 2nd team in the final.
The U11 age group in the Bognor Mini Rugby Festival was high on determination and again some fantastic defensive skills were on display. This was epitomised by Northampton Old Scouts who refused to let anyone past all day and emerged victorious ahead of a spirited Cranbrook RFC team. For a while it appeared that Northampton Old Scouts would get it all their own way in the older age groups with their U12 side starting strongly however the team from Lutterworth RFC eventually emerged as the victorious side with the Old Scouts having to settle for 2nd.
Burleigh Travel would like to congratulate all the teams who competed in the Bognor Mini Rugby Festival on their achievements and everyone commented on the very high level of rugby played on such a fantastically sunny day! All teams should be proud of their achievements and we look forward to welcoming them back to one of our mini & junior rugby festivals in 2012.
Should you be interested in competing in next years Bognor Mini Festival please fill in an enquiry form and one of our very experienced and highly trained staff will be more than happy to assist you.