U15 Boys become Surrey Sevens Champions

The U15’s approached last week’s Surrey Sevens tournament, excited about what the day had in store for them, in one of the…

The U15’s approached last week’s Surrey Sevens tournament, excited about what the day had in store for them, in one of the hardest tournaments for their age groups in the country.

The first game was against St George’s Weybridge, with nerves settled due to early tries from Rory S and Joe T.  We then went on to win 43-5.

We held out well defensively against Reigate Grammar, winning 31-0. Then in the last game , we were tested by Glyn, but Jack K and Alex W pushed through to win 28-7, getting through to the cup quarter final as group winners. 

Up next were Whitgift school, who scored over 170 points in their group stages and were the ones to beat going into the knockout phase. After a strong defensive display, led by James M and Henry P, we took control and won 19-0. This created a semi-final match with Dulwich college. Cranleigh took the lead early and with a couple of well taken tries by Ivan B, we ran out 31-0 winners.

In the final we faced Caterham school, the score at half time was 5-0 to the opposition and after a well taken try from Rory S and then a solo effort from the captain Joe T, we went on to win 12-5 and in turn be crowned Surrey Champions. It was a great day out for a talented group of players and this is a great foundation for them as they progress into senior sevens next year. For all of these players this is their secondary sport in the Lent term as they have been also been part of a hockey season.

Director of Sport, Mr Andrew Houston said “This is a wonderful achievement from the whole squad. The team were missing a number of players due to injuries but it showed the team’s strength in depth and their wonderful team spirit. I know it was hard for those injured to be missing it, but I really do thank them for their support back at school while the tournament was happening. We have a proud history in sevens, with recent victories at the Nationals and Daily Mail Surrey U18 tournaments, this cup now proudly sits alongside them all.”

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