14th February 2016

Year 7 & 8 Rugby Festival

On Thursday 28th January 2016, Ashington High School U13 Rugby team took to the field at Bullocksteads to play in a number of games against NCEA, St.Benet Biscop and The 3 Rivers. Despite being defeated in all three games, it was a brave and honest performance from our boys. Year 7 students Owen Convey, Harry Watson, Harry Clark, Ben Clark, Jack Blyth, Jake Rendall, Luca Cusimano and Morgan Edgar did themselves proud by stepping up to compete against boys a year older. Connor Mason, Ethan Hall, Jack Wood and Ethan Lawson all helped to support and lead the younger students. Stand out performers included Luca Cusimano and Jack Blyth from Year 7 who each scored a try. Connor Mason put in some excellent tackles against his opponents, with Jack Wood pulled the strings in the No. 10 position.

Altogether a very positive experience for our students, with a lot to build on for the next festival.

The highlight of course, was the unveiling of the new ‘All Schools’ custom-made rugby shirtdesigned by our students (see the News article on ????)