Tag Rugby at Barking Stadium
Our U11 tag rugby team travelled to Barking Rugby Stadium to take part in the Barking Rugby Tournament. The tournament was played in a fun and respectful atmosphere on Wednesday 27th March last in dry Spring conditions.
After reaching last Year’s final, there was an expectancy to compete well in this year’s competition. In the group stage, Valence were first drawn against Warren school. We twice went ahead thanks to Tyrese and Tolga tries but conceded twice to draw the game 2 – 2. Next up was Thames View. Although we dominated possession, a couple of unforced mistakes allowed Thames View to beat us 2 – 1. Valence responded well to defeat, beating Gascoigne and Dorothy Barley.
We proudly finished 2nd in our group, just short of qualification to the semi-finals.
Congratulations to our team on playing wonderful tag rugby with great sportsmanship. We look forward to competing again next year.
Tag Rugby Squad
Nina, Anji, Hannah, Tolga, Deimantas, Tyrese, David and Lamin