U15 London and South West Academies 12's Tournament.
6 May 2009 13:43pm
By Helen Bayes
Glen and Jacqui Mallaby
The first London and South West Academy 12's tournament took place on Saturday 2nd May at Harrow school.
A team picked from our U15 Surrey and Sussex schools of rugby represented Harlequins Academy, facing opposition that included, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, London Irish, London Wasps and Saracens Academies.
The 12 a side matches were 15 minutes in duration, and with 6 games in 3 hours, it was a pretty demanding schedule. Often the boys literally only having time to take on fluids and walk to the next field in between matches.
After one training session, held at Roehampton last Tuesday, the team made a very good account of themselves against sides that train and play together regularly over the season.
Match schedule and Results:
1.30pm v Bath Academy Won 15-10
Scorers J.Thompson (2) J.Burns
2pm v Wasps Academy Drew 5-5
2.30pm v Bristol Academy Lost 0-10
3.15pm v London Irish Academy Lost 5-10
3.45pm V Saracens Academy Lost 5-10
Scorer C.Di Lieto
4.15pm v Gloucester Academy Drew 10-10
Scorers J.Burns, R.Anderson
The team list is below:
Charlie Di Lieto St.Richards Bexhill - Sussex
Ben Edwards St.Peters Guildford - Surrey
Harry Elrington Heathside School - Surrey
Harry Coates Dorothy Stringer - Sussex
Nicholas Debrett Tonbridge - Sussex
David Bowen-Davies Steyning GS - Sussex
Tom Hilton-Stevens RGS Guildford - Surrey
Matthew Grant Blatchington Mill - Sussex
James Thompson Cranleigh - Surrey
Harry Ledger Whitgift - Surrey
Rory Anderson Eton - Surrey
Eddie Mallaby Lord Wandsworth - Hampshire
Ed Kittow Brighton College - Sussex
Thomas Diamond Wallington - Surrey
Alex Paul Kings College Wimbledon - Surrey
Charlie Phair Kemnal Tech College - Surrey
Hugh Richards Brighton College - Sussex
Cameron Robertson Hove Park - Sussex
Jordan Burns Epsom College - Surrey
Alex Ayoade Hampton - Middlesex
Billy Maddock Lord Wandsworth - Hampshire
The day was a great success both in terms of the spirit in which the boys played the games and the quality of rugby on display. Congratulations and thank you to all players and coaches involved.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.