It was a beautiful autumn morning and a great opportunity for the club to participate in a very well organised tournament. The U8 matches were played over 8 pitches and included 52 teams. Sevenoaks entered 2 teams and had a fantastic day with 9 wins and 1 draw from 10 games against strong opposition.
The Sevenoaks Lions played 5 matches and the team included the following players: Henry Birkett, Edward Blackmore, Wian Botes, Lucas Bowen, Charlie Buff, Harrison Curd, Zander Reay and Pedri van der Merwe.
The first match was against Rosslyn Park, with the Lions winning a very close encounter 7-5. Super side-step running from Edward and good support play from all led to tries from Charlie (3), Zander (2), Edward, Lucas and Wian.
The next game was against Wasps, with the teams confidence growing their game was improving and tagging making a real difference for the team resulting in the Lions winning by 6 tries to 3, with a try blitz from Pedri (3), Wian (2) and Zander.
The third match was against London Welsh, the Lions were under pressure from the start resulting in a 5 all draw. Lucas showing his speed, which resulted in 3 tries for him, with contributions from Pedri and Zander.
The fourth match against Hammersmith & Fulham was another good result for the team winning 6 tries to 3. Support play and passing improved much in this game and was the difference on the scoreboard. Wian, Lucas, Henry, Pedri (2) and Zander all going over for tries.
The final game was against Kilburn and the team won a high scoring game 8 tries to 5. Charlie opened the scoreboard with some strong running, continued support from Harrison was rewarded with 2 tries, Pedri (3), Lucas and Wian also contributed to the final score.