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Partnership rugby team triumphs

PUBLISHED: 16:29 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:16 03 July 2010

The East Coast Partnership team.

The East Coast Partnership team.

East Norfolk School Sports Partnership took at team of Year 7 rugby players to the County Development Tournament at Watton Rugby Club. The team consisted of players from Cliff Park, Oriel and Caister high schools.

East Norfolk School Sports Partnership took at team of Year 7 rugby players to the County Development Tournament at Watton Rugby Club. The team consisted of players from Cliff Park, Oriel and Caister high schools. They had been selected following the recent Partnership tournament involving those schools.

The aim of the tournament was to develop the skills of players new to the game of rugby. The other teams that attended were from west Norfolk, south Norfolk and west Norwich and Dereham.

The weather was horrendous all day with constant rain and wind creating difficult conditions, but the boys gelled as a team very quickly and soon got into their stride. There were some close matches during the day, but the boys battled through and ended up with a comfortable victory over the south Norfolk team.

The team captain Ryan Martins received the trophy from the head coach at Watton RFC.

It was an excellent day despite the cold and wet and huge thanks went go to the Norfolk competition managers Alex Bond and Nick Clarke for organising the day and Penny Chapman, Norfolk's Rugby Community coach.

Results: v King Edwards School won 12-7; v West Norwich and Dereham SSP won 28-0; v The Park School won 10-5; v South Norfolk SSP won 21-0.

Teams. Cliff Park: Joe McCabe, Ollie Brown, Connor Deeks, Jay Turner, Charlie McLean, Will Hunt, Daniel Wellings, Callum Mordecai, Connor Grimmer.

Caister: Josh Popay, Callum Beales, Troy Lawrence.

Oriel: Bradley Goldsmith, Ryan Martins, Luke Lambe.


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