Our A and B tag rugby teams competed in South Tyneside Rugby Festival last week. Both teams played extremely well throughout, giving a skilled performance and displaying excellent sportsmanship in some very physical games.
The St Aloysius A team, led by captain, Olivia (Y6), started the tournament in style with Lucy scoring a try in the first 20 seconds, which led to a 7 – 0 win against the Biddick Hall squad, this set the scene for the tournament. They went on to win all games only conceding one try throughout the competition. Their skill and sportsmanship was commented on by match officials’ and members of staff from other schools.
Leading the B team, was Oliver (Y5), they were equally as impressive with a 2 – 1 win against Forest View, with Natalia playing a valuable role double tagging the opponents, creating many turnovers.
Both teams qualified for the semi-finals finishing top in their respective groups, the A team beating Lord Blyton 6 – 0 and the B team were unlucky to be beaten by Forest View, in the final minute: 2 – 1.
The final and deciding match was an opportunity for the A team to show their skill and determination – they did not disappoint, winning with a comfortable 4-2 score!
Both teams showed excellent sportsmanship, determination and spirit and were a credit to St Aloysius School. A big thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came along to cheer us on and show us their support!
Match Report by Mrs Soulsby & Miss Reddington
A resounding success winning the South Tyneside Tag Rugby Finals for the 8th successive year!
After arriving at Temple Park on a very cold morning the children from our A and B Teams had to initially progress from a group, playing in a round robin format. The B Team in Group 2 and the A Team in Group 3.
Our B Team were undefeated, winning all 3 games and our A team followed suit with a 100% winning record.
Due to both Teams winning their Groups they advanced into the ‘Champions League’ Group comprising of the 4 winning Group teams. This included St. Bede’s South Shields and East Boldon.
Here the games were much tougher and closer than previously with the standard being even better. Great skills were displayed and only minor errors often changed the games. Click here for the full results breakdown.
Our B Team had hard lines and lost their 3 finals games; including a 3-0 defeat to our A Team.
Captained by a tremendous ‘double tagging’ Joseph Adams they held their nerve to win all 3 games and become Champions!
Well done to all of the children who took part and represented our school so fantastically (and in our new kit for the first time too) Mr Rogers is very proud of you.