King Alfred School competes at Somerset Rugby Festival
King Alfred School sent a team of eleven Year 9 and 10 girls to
Somerset's Girls Rugby Festival.
The girls, who have been having skill sessions with Mr Shepherd
and RFU Community Rugby Coach Chris Hurd since February, played
in conditioned 'Grab Tackle' games against Bridgwater College
Academy, Chilton Trinity, Robert Blake, Stanchester of Yeovil,
and St Katherines of Gordano.
"None of the girls had played competitive contact rugby before
and they took to it like ducks to water," said Mr Shepherd.
won two, drew two and lost one, however and certainly more importantly,
every girl played their part. There were smiles and laughter in
abundance - even during the ice showers that interspersed the
were twelve schools in all and it was fantastic to see so many
girls enjoying the games regardless of the results."
King Alfred girls were a real credit, superb behaviour and attitude
both on and off the pitch."
Pictured: L-R Front: Rebecca Smith, Mr Shepherd, Xanne Moore Back:
Sarah Ford, Imogen Criddle, Charlotte Bray, Elise Baker, Meg Shillito,
Katherine Keane, Sasha Moores, Lucy Prowse, Sophie Everett