01 Nov RugbyX Competition
On Tuesday 29th October the Year 11 boys of our Dallaglio Rugby Works programme took part in the initial RugbyX competition at the O2 Arena.
RugbyX is a new, unique concept 5-a-side competition that is fast paced and played on a half size pitch, this inaugural event being held at such an iconic venue. It was televised live on ITV4 that night.
Playing in front of a large crowd that was arriving for the Main International event, which was growing larger by the minute, did not daunt them. Ten schools and educational establishments took part and there were three matches each. All of our lads, to their credit, took the opportunity to play an extra game as part of a Barbarians team (mixed with other schools) that was set up.
We won two matches and unluckily drew the third. This meant that we were runners up and missed out on the main trophy by just one point!
Accompanied by Mr Kersey and Mr Richards, all the boys who took part deserve full praise for the way they conducted themselves throughout the day, the skill and intensity they played with and the respect they gave to the officials and our host the Dallaglio Foundation.
Congratulations to Mike, Posi, Jack, Gabriel, Alfie, George, Tyresse and Paulo.
Pastoral Support Assistant