Rugby girls strike silver

THE women's rugby team from East Norfolk Sixth Form College continued their impressive season with more medals at another national tournament.So far this season the girls have tasted victory at the national schools' seven-a-side tournament and have come fourth in the British Colleges' Sport national finals, where they lost at 10-a-side to three regional teams from Wales, South-East and the South-West.

THE women's rugby team from East Norfolk Sixth Form College continued their impressive season with more medals at another national tournament.

So far this season the girls have tasted victory at the national schools' seven-a-side tournament and have come fourth in the British Colleges' Sport national finals, where they lost at 10-a-side to three regional teams from Wales, South-East and the

South-West.

They were the highest placed college and beat the regional teams from the North-West, West Midlands and the East Midlands.

Their next success was in the BCS National Knockout 10-a-side tournament where they made it through to the final after an exciting but nerve racking

semi-final victory over QE Darlington (10-0).

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The final took a round robin format with Yeovil and Neath making up the trio. Against a Yeovil team who boasted several England players, the girls picked up a injuries in a 29-0 defeat.

The next match against Neath proved to be one of the best played by the East Norfolk squad at the 10-a-side game. They came out on top 36-26, with the pick of the tries coming from Emily Lewin, Jodie Allard, Sophie Baker and captain Sam Noble.

This meant that the girls had achieved silver behind the comfortable winners - Yeovil College.

Steve Mooney (Head of PE) was delighted with the girls' achievements and said: “This is the furthest any East Norfolk team has got in any of the British Colleges' Sport national knockout tournaments.

“The girls should be proud of their achievements and should be fully aware that they are part of the most successful team that East Norfolk SFC has ever had.”