We arrived in Yarm safely and on time ready to face our friendly opposition after a journey of over two hours.
The U13s Rugby team got off to a really impressive start against a physically big but fairly weak opposition. We used this opportunity to practice tackles against some big lads and then to deliver to our backs who were able to capitalise on space created by forwards, sucking in the opposition. We played some super stuff running out 55 points to 15 winners. Captain Ben Hartog was man of the match for his energy and superb leadership all over the pitch.
The girls hockey team opened the scoring in their first game before being pegged back against strong opposition. A final score of 5:2 to the home team was a fair result. Player of the day: Matilda Davidson
We boarded our minibuses again and made tracks for our accomodation at Boggle Hole. A hearty dinner followed.
On Friday morning we ventured over the Moors on and into Dalby Forest for our Go Ape Activity morning. Everybody enjoyed the climbing challenges and the zip wire.
In the afternoon we travelled over to Scarborough and the boys were to face a tough challenge against a talented Scarborough College U13s rugby team. On a tight pitch the game soon became a brutal forwards encounter with both sides showing their ability to be successful at the breakdown. Ahmed was making hard yards for us but Scarborough opened the scoring with a fine backs move and then pace for a touchdown right by the corner flag. A swift reply and a try for Ahmed leveled things up only for another try from Scarborough to follow swiftly. Waleed Komy helped us to parity again stealing in after good forwards work. After a try from distance the scores were soon leveled, again by Ahmed. The game ebbed and flowed with both sides desperate to clinch a winning try. A 15 point each tie was what both sides deserved as the final whistle went. Both remain unbeaten this year. A truly outstanding tour match and two very impressive sides.
Men of the Day were Luca Cancello and Adam Wroth.
In the Hockey triangular fixture, the girls’ initial match was against Nottingham High. It was a close game but we managed to score 2 goals via Elizabeth Goodfellow and Ellie Reynolds. Our second game was against a very strong team in Scarborough College. The final score was 5-0 to the opposition, but the girls learnt so much from the match and had a brilliant experience throughout the afternoon.
In the evening we ventured into Whitby for a little bit of fun in the arcades and then our final morning was a bit of a move away from Sport as we ventured into Robin Hoods Bay for our Smugglers Adventure activity. Both the girls and boys had to find various smuggling locations in the small fishing village. They even managed to smuggle a few sweets and ice cream into their own possession to round off a fantastic tour!
Mr I Davey