RUGBY: What a day at Town’s mini festival

Spalding RFC players (from left) Sophie Molesworth, Cady Esdale and Sophie Earth. Photo: SG110312-228NG
Spalding RFC players (from left) Sophie Molesworth, Cady Esdale and Sophie Earth. Photo: SG110312-228NG
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Spalding RFC’s annual Mini Rugby Festival on Sunday had 55 team, 750 players and 2,000 parents enjoying a great day’s rugby in glorious sunshine.

To make it even better every Spalding age group were in the medals in their respective age groups’ shield and cup competitions.

The Crowland Cranes-sponsored junior section put on one large team effort from start to finish over the weekend.

Jeremy Chew, club coach coordinator for Spalding RFC Mini/Youth Section, said: “In current challenging times it’s great to see so many clubs and teams come together to play and enjoy a great game.

“A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the festival a success,including South Holland Rotary Club and St John Ambulance.”

Spalding were awarded the Chairman’s FairPlay trophy.

This award is decided by referees awarding points after each match.

The day was rounded off by retreating to the clubhouse to watch England beat France.

Now firmly established as the largest junior section within the region Spalding is always welcoming new players at any age from under 6.

Over the coming weeks the junior teams will all be focused on winning the regions NLD finals for their age groups.

l Leicester Tigers will be holding a coaching course at Spalding RFC April 2-5. To sign up contact Leicester Tigers.