The U8’s enjoyed a packed schedule at the Buckingham Festival on 6th October playing games against Aylesbury, Chinnor, Milton Keynes, Gosford All Blacks, Towcestrians and our hosts; the Buckingham Bulldogs.
Despite borrowing a couple of Bulldogs as we were down on numbers, we fielded 2 sides who romped round the pitches with equal enthusiasm scoring tries aplenty and capturing scores of tags. It was noticeable how much the players have improved from the same festival last year as U7s – the footwork and passing led to some fantastic offensive runs.
All of the U8s played really well with some great communication among the players. Notable attacking performances from Antosh Nash, Louis Stafford, Zach Venn, Tom McGilloway and Nate Shelley who stunned opponents with their searing runs and some great defensive work from ‘tag queen’ Iris Middleton.
From a coach’s perspective, it is heartening to see the players start to gel this early in the season – it bodes well for the rest of the year. Well done U8s!