Under 12s rugby team celebrate tournament victory!
Under 12s rugby team showed great character and spirit this week
by winning a tough tournament in tremendous style.
disappointment at the recent Wells Tournament, the team bounced
back by winning the Hornets Tournament against teams from across
had trained hard pre-tournament and had also worked on several
game plans and options in order to combat any strengths the opposition
up was Keynsham, A well organised and physical team who had recently
defeated an under strength Burnham at the Wells event by three
tries to two but a great team performance by Burnham was reflected
in a deserved three try to nil victory.
was Swindon. Encouraged by their Keynsham win, Burnham flew out
of the blocks and destroyed Swindon nine trys to nil!
third match saw Burnham take on Abertillery. It quickly became
obvious that their key player was a young 'Gareth Edwards' at
scrum-half who had dominated play in their two previous games.
But Burnham's pack again put in a formidable physical performance
and comfortably closed out the game two trys to nil.
final pool match saw the town face Bracknell. Against strong resistance,
Burnham eventually won by two trys to nil. Great defence and heart
was displayed by all the boys and a place in the semi's was booked.
the semi's, Burnham took on Biggleswade. Two evenly matched sides
faced each other and despite continued Burnham pressure they were
thwarted by a magnificent defensive effort until the very last
play of the game. Burnham squeezed through to the final thanks
to the determined efforts of a very tired but relentless pack.
the final, Burnham faced Keynsham again! Burnham took to the field
without two key players, forced out through injury, with confidence
but no complacency.
a keenly contested game, Burnham's sheer desire to win proved
to be the decisive factor and half way through the second half
the breakthrough was made with a try by 'man of the tournament'
Simon Elrick," Head Coach Nigel White told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
then closed out the match to win one try to nil. Well done both
sides for such an excellent close game."
is the U12's second tournament win after remaining undefeated
in all individual matches during the course of an excellent season."
performance is special as it wasn't just the stars that shone,
it was achieved by each and every boy in the squad stepping up
and playing their hearts out for each other."
morale and team spirit within the side is truly its greatest strength.
Really well done boys, we are very proud of you."