Churchill Academy

U13 Girls' Rugby Festival

On Tuesday 28th March, the U13's Girls rugby team (aka 'the warriors') took part in the South West Rugby festival hosted by Weston Hornets RFC. Extra curricular sessions have been well attended over the last two terms with a peak of 54 girls in attendance whatever the weather. With this many girls, Churchill had two teams entered into the festival captained by Miriam Bailey and Lauren Powell. A huge thank you to Chris Hurd and the team at the RFU for organising and for the opportunity to work with the girls to further develop their knowledge and confidence in the game. It has been great to see the girls develop their skills in recent months, and to put on an awesome display of effort in the pinnacle event. Many girls to mention for outstanding play. Bori Ganytis, Connie Rawlings, Sophie Manning and Scarlett Lawrence displaying fearless determination. Lauren Powell, many times over the line, excellent tackling and sportsmanship. Cerys Peach unquestionable desire to work hard for her team. Very difficult to pick a player of the tournament, however a huge congratulations to Miriam Bailey who has been committed to training, works hard both on and off the ball and has a fantastic attitude towards her teammates helping them through each stage of the game. Well done to all involved, both in the tournament and in training. I hope you are all looking forward to next year when we start it all again!

Mr Hart & Miss Harvey