On Saturday 16th September, Kirkham Grammar Junior School hosted a morning of rugby at UCLAN Sports Arena on their fantastic artificial pitch.
This was the first of four Saturdays involving Kirkham, Fylde, Preston Grasshoppers and St Mary's Hall. Saturday was the turn of the U11s to display their rugby talent on a glorious sunny morning. All teams played fantastic rugby and were a credit to their clubs and schools. Kirkham managed to win 2 out of 3 matches and all boys played very well in their first fixtures of the season.
Harry Ribchester ran and tackled very well. James Shuttleworth tackled everything that moved! Ben Firth covered every inch of the pitch and was fantastic in defence. Harry Case ran well in space and gained in confidence as the morning progressed. Ewan Huck was very powerful in his first game for the school. Rory Conlon was also playing his first game having only joined in September and his performances will be a real asset to the team. Mason Wilkins was very effective in space as he possesses great speed and is starting to understand the game. Jensen Stott linked well in attack and his defence was solid. Oliver Kollard was outstanding in defence and never gave up while Harvey Barber was very elusive with ball in hand and worked hard in defence.
Overall a very pleasing start to the season and a big thank you to all members of the opposition.
Next week it is the turn of the U10s; these matches will be played at KGJS now the drier weather has returned!