Sevenoaks u11's A - Team:
Max Avery, William Francombe, Arthur Hansen, Aston Killick, Kamren Satrettin, Alfie Stratton, Ian Shoobridge, Luke Sumner, Jaques Malan, Mac Raymond
10 wonderful ambassadors represented Sevenoaks U11's at the Annual Guildfordians Festival. Our gallant boys took on the A Squads of Dorking, Pulborough, Reigatians and Cranleigh in the constant rain in Guildford. Most of you know that when it rains at Guildford their famous pitches turn into one giant mud slide down to the spectrum centre. So downhill proved to be a massive advantage.
It was a brilliant and friendly tournament despite the weather with some truly amazing rugby played. The best of Surrey and Sussex (Plus a guest side from Guernsey) were on show and these elite boys helped our guys raise their game. Passion and commitment was to the fore.
After 4 very physical encounters, the lads ended up with a playing record of 1 win and 3 narrow losses. What was so pleasing was how the guys gelled as a unit and grew in confidence during the festival. And on another day some games could have swung in our direction. With a few losses happening in the final minute or two.
Having never played together as a unit in a competitive match it took a while for the guys to find their rhythm. But once they understood each other strengths their rugby stepped up another level and improved with every game.
It was commented by all opposition coaches, just how strong our boys rucked over the ball and ran straight lines. Finally, the boys were brilliant ambassadors for the club and we were very proud of them today in the face of some very strong teams.