More great rugby from our Junior School Pupils

Our U9 rugby team visited Terra Nova School to take part in their U9 rugby festival with friends from The Manchester Grammar School, Altrincham Prep, The Ryleys and two teams from Terra Nova.

The event allowed all the teams to play against each other with the focus of the festival was fun and enjoyment, no scores were kept. 

As with our U10 and U11 teams and Senior School teams we encourage all CHS rugby players to go forward, offload in contact and where possible keep the ball alive. It was brilliant to see some of our youngest rugby players keeping to these principles, scoring tries from all over the pitch and playing an exciting brand of rugby that will no doubt make them better players in the future!

Mr Cartwright, Boys’ Games & Fixtures Coordinator, said: “It’s really pleasing to see the children enjoying themselves and representing the School, it’s especially pleasing to have Katie playing such a key role – she is another fantastic ambassador for girls’ rugby at CHS.” 

Every player contributed to some excellent team performances some shining in different areas. 

George captained the team excellently, leading the way in attack and being a real challenge for defenders.

Katie, Charlie & Lucas showed off some excellent offloading skills, keeping the ball off the floor and providing a great platform to attack from.

Sam, Musa & Will worked hard throughout the afternoon, making some strong tackles and running great support lines.

Austin & Dan showed great footwork to evade defenders and find space to attack.

Last but not least, playing his first rugby fixture, Henry showed some excellent finishing skills scoring two tries in his first game and attempting some heroic tackles.

“A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and a pleasure to be a part of, it’s fantastic see so many young rugby players having fun and improving. Even at U9s there are clear similarities with the way our senior teams play, especially in attack, and this shows the continuity we have been working towards in the CHS rugby programme.” Mr Bailey, rugby coach.