Kingsbridge U10s win the Devon Festival
Kingsbridge RFU under 10s concluded an already fantastic season by storming through to win the Devon festival at Exeter Saracens ground on Sunday.
28, 12 player teams from throughout Devon met at Exeter and were placed into 7, four team groups. The teams would battle for 4 awards with the cup being awarded to the best team of the day. The number of victories and try’s scored and conceded during the preliminary round would decide which award each team would compete for. Kingsbridge were places with Exeter Youth, OPM who are from Plymouth and Totnes.
Kingsbridge won their preliminary round games 4-0, 3-1 and 7-1 respectively which awarded them with a Cup semi final fixture against Paignton. Kingsbridge’s performance was improving game by game and try’s by Max Ferguson, Otis Morgan, Stan Gerrard and Pip Burton Race ensured their place in the Cup final against last seasons nemesis, Torquay.
Packed touchlines formed for final which was a totally one sided affair with a vast majority of the action taking place in Torquay’s half. Try’s from Max Ferguson, Stan Gerrard, Rhys Stevens, Joe Burner and Otis Morgan allowed the magnificent Kingsbridge to claim the crown. This was a total team performance where every player excelled and were a credit to their families and club. The other team members who made and served up the ammunition for the try scorers, and battled like Trojans to fend off the opposition were Tom Partridge, Fin Roberts, Matt Hill, Harry Rodwell,Archie McKenzie, Pip Burton Race, and George Royle.
Kingsbridge are lucky to posses a strong an able squad of 30 boys and girls,however only 12 could be taken to the festival. Attendance, behaviour and ability were all considered during the selection process, however picking the festival team still posed to be a far from easy task. Final mention must therefore go to remaining squad who fully supported the festival team, and without their efforts throughout the season Sundays victory would not have been possible.