This term our year 7 lads have represented the academy in the district rugby tournament held at the home of rugby, the Peel Croft.
They played 5, won 3 lost 1 and drew 1. Lots of new players have been introduced to the team and their first time representing the academy. The students were so excited to be playing on the historic Peel Croft.
The year 7 lads have also played in a tri tournament against our Trust schools in which they finished unbeaten. de Ferrers beat Pingle and drew to Granville in some really competitive games. It was great to see so many numbers from all trust schools enjoying the game.
Our year 7 team also hosted John Taylor High School on Trent fields, in a very close game de Ferrers won 4 tries to 3. Kobie Monkham with 3 tries and a really impressive try saving tackle.
The lads have been really successful, our biggest success is seeing lots of students playing rugby for the first time and with smiles on their faces, complemented and lead by the regular Burton RFC lads.
Our year 8 team were successful in their first game of the season defeating Pingle at home. The game was very competitive with lots of tries for both teams. Again, the year 8 team had lots of debutants and students representing the school for the first time.
Unfortunately the year 8 competition was called off at the Peel Croft due to the bad weather, hopefully this will be rearranged.
The year 8 team have a really good group of lads who are looking forward to the next set of fixtures when the weather improves.
We are desperate to reward the year 7 and 8 girls for all their hard work by organising some fixtures in the new year also. Their commitment and energy has been brilliant. They have enjoyed working with Burton RFC girls under 18 coach Ken Barlow each Friday which has been great for their development.
Each Friday evening we have had between 50 and 60 numbers to training and on one occasion more than 60 boys and girls! The attendance has been fantastic and I hope we can reward the students with more fixtures in the new year when we have longer evenings.