This weekend saw us split into 2 squads again with half of us visiting Broadstreet & the remainder going to the Harbury Festival.
8 boys travelled to Broadstreet & had hopefully the toughest match of the season with Louise spending as much time on the pitch with the ice pack as the players!! Nearly all of the players picked up knocks at some point but all got back on the pitch to help their team.
Luke Sibley (pic below) determined tackling and try was a well earned man of the man.
Welcome Back to all of the U9's - its great to see so many of you back to join in our first season of contact rugby - I know the boys can't wait to get tackling!!!
This weekend we split into 2 squads with half of us training & enjoying practicing our tackling & the other half visiting Barkers Butts.
Two games were played against Barker Butts, both were close wins for Kenilworth U9's who showed great courage and commitment against a first team at Barkers who were far bigger than any of our boys. In the first game first half we were losing 5 tries to 6 as the Kenilworth came to terms with the bigger team and their full first contact game. In the second half Barkers brought on other players of less significant size differential and our boys flew, making tackle after tackle and scoring at least 2 tries from dropped balls. After huge effort and a win.
In the second game the same big Barkers boys were less scary and tackled after tackle was made by each player. We were swapping players as knocks and bangs brought player after player to the side line, but after a few minutes each was asking to back on, carrying their injury with pride. All played their hearts out and we won through again in a close match. Samuel played a brilliant part and will be missed as he travels to the USA.
We had a fantastic turn on to training this week, with some new faces again. Well done to the Players of the Week: James & Samuel - well deserved for both of you.
Next week Mike is taking a squad to the Broadstreet Festival & Sam is taking the rest of the team to Claverdon. Good luck to all who are playing.