Another trip away for the under 7s this time to local rivals Camelot….and again they did not disappoint. Some great tagging and tries coming left right and centre.
Strong performances from each player and its great to see them all beginning to bond as a team. Special mentions go to Zachary as player of the day for his determination, awareness of his surroundings and general hard work and Monty our TREDS champion this week for his teamwork and support (and for not sustaining any Injuries this week).
The u8s travelled to Hemel Hempstead for a matches and and training with Camelot.
It was a great turn out from Leighton Buzzard with over 20 players, who where mixed in with the Camelot players. The boys took part in a number of games and training drills, in particular working on their passing and running (forward!) with the ball. These skills were put into good use in the matches at the end, with lots of good play and plenty of tries from all of the teams.
Well done to all of the boys, and congratulations to this weeks trophy winners: player of the week Christopher Hamer and Core Values Champion George Page.
Well, there may not have been any barley or rye, but it was a bright morning as Leighton Buzzard U10s traveled to Hemel Hempstead to renew rivalries with Camelot. With the school holidays well and truly over, a good turn-out from both sides enabled three teams playing three matches each.
After a hard morning last week, the players reacted well and showed they had listened to the advice they had received. All-in-all, Leighton acquitted themselves well over nine closely-matched games against opponents who were keen to move the ball. Parents were treated to some great attacking rugby, whilst both teams were increasingly committed in the tackle as the morning went on. It was particularly pleasing to see more teamwork from the young Buzzards, with players backing each other up, and to see a significant improvement in rucking. All in all, a fine performance and, considering how many new elements the children have had to learn this season, and with some players playing only their second or third ever match, they should be very proud of their progress so far, which bodes well for the future. Well done to all.
Players of the Day:
With so many players showing real signs of improvement, singling out one player from each team for Man of the Match was a difficult task for the coaches, but well done to Edward, Evan and Callum who were our players of the day.
Fixtures between these sides have been played in a competitive spirit in previous seasons. A large squad from Buzzards travelled to Camelot RFC and continued their recent run of good form. The coaching team, led by Harry Charter, have been impressing on the boys that a try scored by any of the players is a try scored by the team and for the team and this ethos was evident throughout today.
Almost straight from the kick-off Buzzards passed the ball through the hands of several players for winger Charlie Rumens to race down the touchline and score in the corner. This move set the tone for the way in which Buzzards applied themselves throughout the morning. Both Charlie Jones and Charlie Rumens scored again in this first quarter with the team working together to create forward momentum and good inter-play with ball in hand.
The second quarter saw a Lewis Jeans hat-trick added to by Isaac Bradford scoring his first try of the season following some great play and strong running in the centre of the pitch by Ben Oakes.
With the coaches urging the players to stay focused and work on all aspects of their game, the forwards and back continued to work hard and create opportunities for some flowing rugby. Joseph Chapman on the right wing scored two tries, one of which rounded off some great teamwork and then Lewis Jeans finished off the scoring after a neat kick through.
Credit once again must go to the collective hard work and endeavour showed by every player in making tackles, tracking back and competing hard throughout the match. We spoke to the boys about this after the match and look forward to this continuing in the upcoming November fixtures.
Next week will see a training session at Buzzards. For those of you wishing to attend the tour next May, please bring your completed forms and deposits (further information to circulated via email & can also be access through the Facebook group).