Earlier in the term, St. Bede selected a strong team to attend the annual Sparsholt College Tag Rugby Tournament at Winchester Rugby Club. With many of the squad being experienced club players, confidence was high. However, it was the togetherness and team spirit that shone through, as the experienced and inexperienced players gelled brilliantly throughout the day. The team ended up undefeated, conceding only 3 tries and scoring 37 in their run of games. Played 9, won 9!
The most pleasing statistic however, was that every player contributed ably, with all 12 scoring and all 12 working their hardest in both attack and defence. Rugby is not a game won by individuals. Although our team was made up of fantastic players, it was because they showed trust and teamwork that they were able to succeed so convincingly.
The tournament organisers recognised the team’s efforts and awarded them the most entertaining team. A fitting tribute to a group of children who were determined to compete, work hard and enjoy the day together.
Well done to all the players involved. You represented yourselves and the school very well, showcasing our values with aplomb!