More than 100 of the north of England’s most promising young rugby players have competed at a schools tournament in York.
St Olave’s hosted the U12 Sevens tournament, in which twelve schools fielded teams of seven to compete for silverware on a league basis.
After an afternoon of impressive determination and teamwork, the final game saw the hosts play out a tense encounter with QEGS Wakefield. Some resolute defending saw St Olave’s hold on for a 4-3 victory, earning them the Cup.
The other silverware went to Woodhouse Grove, who claimed the Plate, Birkdale, who won the Bowl and Manor CE Academy who took home the Shield.
Nathan Savage, Head of Sport at St Olave’s, said: “Every team can be proud of how they’ve played today, showing great spirit and the potential to go on and represent their schools at the highest level. Congratulations to all the teams who claimed a trophy and thanks to everybody who came along and showed their support.”
The twelve schools involved were: Barnard Castle, Birkdale, Bradford Grammar, Durham, Giggleswick, Hymers, Manor CE Academy, QEGS Wakefield, RGS Newcastle, St Olave’s, Woodhouse Grove and Yarm.