Rugby

125 Mini Rugby Festival at Campbell College

Last Friday our rugby team travelled to Campbell College for their 2019 Mini Rugby Festival.

The boys played Carrickmannon PS in their first game and came away victors scoring a few nice tries. Their next opponent was Moneyrea PS, a bigger team who were very strong. Our team played well together and grew into the game but unfortunately were defeated. The last game was against Friend's Prep, and at this point the boys were really starting to gel and put in a perfect performance to win the game.

The team this year was a mixture of experienced rugby boys and boys who have never played rugby before. We were delighted to see how well they played together and worked on creating a true team spirit.

A huge thankyou must be given to the Rev Hawthorne who helped with the after schools rugby and to prepare the team for this tournament. Thanks also go to the parents who came along to cheer the boys on and who provided lifts.

We also want to thank Campbell College for their hospitality, providing burgers, drinks and a T-shirt to all players.

Well done to all involved.

Kingspan Mini Rugby Festival 2018

 

Today the Rugby Team travelled up to Ulster's home of rugby, the Kingspan Stadium, to compete in the Kingspan Mini Rugby Festival. It was a very wet afternoon, although the boys all had fun and played well. They enjoyed getting the opportunity to run out onto the pitch, and also meet some of the Ulster players.

Thank you to all those parents who not only taxied us to and from the Stadium, but for their continued support. It was great to hear them cheering from the stands.

Undefeated at Friends' Rugby Blitz

On Wednesday 05 April our rugby team travelled up to their first rugby tournament of the season. Friends' School in Lisburn hosted nine teams altogether, and our boys got to play against four other schools. After a nervy start in their first game, the boys began to show their confidence and all played brilliantly. The won every game even though they were against some strong opposition. Mr Gault and Mr Somerville were absolutely delighted at how the boys played, but also at how they represented Waringstown Primary School with their manners and gratitude. After every game they all went to their opposition and thanked them for the game.

We would like to thank the 'fans' who came to support and to provide lifts. Most importantly we must thank Mr Humphries and Mr Johns for coming up to prepare the boys on numerous Tuesday afternoons (and it was a delight to see two of our players pull off a switch move taught to them by Mr Humphries to score a fantastic try in the last game!)

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North Down Rugby Tournament

Yesterday afternoon Mr Gault and Mr Somerville had the privilege of taking the P6&7 rugby team to the North Down tournament at Banbridge Rugby Football Club.  During the tournament, the team played 4 games against some very strong rugby schools.  The boys played fantastic rugby and managed to impress coaches, referees and the tournament organisers alike with their excellent brand of passing and running rugby.

The boys have gelled really well as a team over the past year and are able to compete strongly against any opposition.

Mr Gault and Mr Somerville were very proud of the boys for how the played and for the fantastic way in which they represented our school.

A huge thanks must go to Mr Humphreys and Mr Johns who helped to coach the boys on the day and who have been a vital part of the squads development over the past two years.  Also a huge thank you to all the parents who provided lifts to and from the tournament.

 

Victorious at Campbell College Rugby Tournament

This morning our rugby team travelled by convoy up to the beautiful grounds of Campbell College, Belfast, as we were invited to play in their rugby tournament.

When we arrived the boys enjoyed a packed lunch and then made their way over to 'pitch 6,' which was to be our base for the afternoon. We played our first game at 1.50pm against a physically strong Greenisland Primary School. Their team ran hard at us and got the first try, although this seemed to help our players bond and we came back very strong. All of our squad players got a run in the game, making crucial tackles and having some big runs! We were delighted to end this game with a victory!

Without any rest time, we were straight into the next game at 2.10pm, this time against Ben Madigan. Our players, a little more confident now, started to play some quick paced rugby. Powerful running from our P7s, followed up with quick hands and great speed from our P6s saw us run in numerous tries! A second victory.

Thankfully we had time to rest before our last game, which wasn't until 2.30pm, against Sullivan Prep. Our rest served us well, as we started very strong once again scoring some quick tries. It was clear that our boys were gelling well together, keeping the ball alive throughout the game, ensuring we finished strong.

The boys were all treated to a burger provided by Campbell College at the end of the tournament, along with T-shirts and certificates (which will be presented in assembly).

Mr Somerville and Mr Gault were delighted with the performance, both on and off the pitch. Our boys shock hands with all their opponents and showed great manners to the organisers. Well done boys.

A huge thankyou must be given to Campbell College for hosting this event, and also to our fabulous parent supporters who helped with lifts and much needed 'cheering!' You're all part of the Waringstown Team....thankyou