Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016
Venue: Copelston Sports Centre
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Team: Bryony Seabrook, Carmen, Holly White, Ashton, Jesse Pitman, Zoe Tanner, Lois Codd, Jessica Whiffin and Haviel.
Having never played in a Tag Rugby festival before, the team were hungry to get out onto the pitch to play their first match together. It took them the first match to settle into the game but after talking tactics, the team gave the second opposition a tougher challenge. We had some great runs from Hav and Ashton. Bryony and Holly were quick on their feet to chase the other team down to get some superb tags. As the matches went on the team grew stronger and stronger, securing a great try in the last match. Well done to all of the team members and thank you to the supporters who came along to watch in the rain.
Two teams from Rushmere Hall were in action today at Whitton Sports Centre. The 16 girls were selected by Team Manager Mr Al Aride and travelled with Mr Pike and Mr Stock to the venue. The girls supported and cheered each other on and played their socks off!
What was most impressive was the attitude they displayed during the matches. They were fearless, confident and not afraid of the other teams.
There were some excellent saves made the keepers, our defence was solid and our goalscorers were on top form (they have suggested it might be because they have fluorescent socks and football boots!).
A great afternoon! Well done girls.
For the first match of the season, Rushmere Hall were up against a very strong experienced side from Heath School, Kesgrave. The Heath School took an early lead and Rushmere Hall fell behind. However, the team rallied hard to try and defend the goal from superb Heath School forwards. Mr Stock, Mr Smith, Mr Button, Miss Keeley and Mrs Steward all came along to support and cheer the team on. All of the adults were most impressed by the positive attitude of the Rushmere Team and the fact that they never gave up. They worked together well as a team and the more practise they have together, the stronger this team will become. So much so, the second half was significantly better than the first half. In the last ten minutes or so, the team had finally gained momentum was the time was up. The key next time is for us to start well and keep it going! Well done Rushmere. Thank you to Mr Al Aride and Mr Pike for managing the team and the parents / carers who came along to support.