On Sunday 8th April, Bethany hosted an Under 10s boys’ rugby tournament for three teams in Kent: Tunbridge Wells RFC, Sevenoaks RFC and the Tonbridge Juddians descended upon the Firs Pitch ready for a fun day ahead.
There were three pitches in use with three to four teams playing for each Club in a three way tournament. The tournament was divided into two groups: Pool A and Pool B.
Luckily, the rain did not seem to faze the under 10s – or their many enthusiastic supporters – and with bacon sandwiches and cakes provided by Friends of Bethany School (FOBS) to keep them going, there was no stopping them.
Mike Rigby, Head Coach of the Under 10s team at Tunbridge Wells RFC said: “The event ran smoothly and had some great rugby. It was great to see so many kids having fun, on great pitches with lots of determination and laughter.”
Current Bethany parent and FOBS member, Kim Bardoe, said: “We all enjoyed the tournament. It had a lovely, friendly atmosphere and I’m sure this came across to everyone.”
After two and a half hours of play (and turning Bethany’s main Firs Pitch into a mud bath!) the matches ended with a presentation to the winners of each pool. All teams were commended for their sportsmanship and friendly competition.
Headmaster, Francie Healy, highlighted the important place that rugby has within sport at Bethany, exemplified by our 1st XV team celebrating an unbeaten season, and encouraged the Under 10s to continue their passion for rugby, before crowning the Tonbridge Juddians winners of Pool A and Tunbridge Wells RFC the champions of Pool B.