The season may be over, but the Bath Rugby Community Team are as busy as ever, and this week saw them attend two 7s rugby tournaments.
The Writhlington Girls 7’s Touch Rugby Festival, held at Writhlington School, Radstock had over 70 girls from Matravers Westbury, St Gregory’s Bath, Haysfield Bath and Writhlington Radstock participating.
Girls from Writhlington and Matravers have taken part in the Bath Rugby Girls programme throughout the season led by Bath Rugby Community Coach and ex-England International, Kim Oliver, and she was there to coach them throughout the day.
All the girls put on a fantastic display of running rugby along with plenty of fancy footwork and accurate passing. The games were played at a scintillating pace, were end-to-end and some incredible tries were scored.
Kim said: “It was great to see all 70 girls so enthusiastic about rugby. They showed so much natural talent, it would be amazing to see them continue to play rugby and progress even higher.”
Haysfield School came out on top, following an extremely close final with the match winning try scored during ‘Golden Time’!
Rebecca Darke, PE Teacher at Writhlington and tournament organiser, added: “The Writhlington Girls 7’s Touch Rugby Festival was a huge success with 70 girls participating in a number of matches against a number of schools. The standard of touch rugby displayed throughout the event improved dramatically and there were some extremely talented girls scouted as a result!”
The following day, our coaches joined forces with RFU Community coaches to deliver a year 10 boys 7s tournament at Midsomer Norton RFC. Schools attending included Beechen Cliff Bath, Norton Hill Midsomer Norton, Broadlands Keynsham and Writhlington Radstock.
Again, the tournament was a closely contested event which saw Beechen Cliff seal victory in the Final with the very last play of the game!
Ian Smith, RFU Community Coach commented: “It’s been a great tournament with incredibly fast running rugby given the tournament was held on one of the hottest days of the year! The skill levels of the boys never ceased to amaze and impress me with tries being scored from every angle.”
The tournament once again saw RFU Community Coaches and Bath Rugby Community working in tandem to deliver quality coaching and events to the local community. A huge thanks to all the schools for taking part and to Midsomer Norton RFC for the use of their wonderful facilities.