On the 6th March, Sussex Schools held the 3rd annual girls rugby 7s event for U15s and U18s, heavily supported by Worthing College. The U15s event had 8 Sussex teams including Bishop Luffa, Tanbridge, The Weald, Cardinal Newman (X2), Downlands Community College, Bexhill and Bohunt (Barbarians), with the U18s including Worthing College, Collyers, Durrington and invitational team Harris City Academy, London.
Horsham RFC welcomed all teams on the wonderful artificial pitch, which saw some great 7s from both the U15s and U18s. The pool stages saw Tanbridge and The Weald finish top of their respective pools, with both the Cardinal Newman teams finishing second. The Weald and Tanbridge qualified through the semi finals, with The Weald winning a scintillating final.
In the U18s section, Worthing College completed a dominant 3 from 3 beating local rivals Collyers (40-0), Durrington School (35-7) and then onto a tight game against Harris City Academy (24-19).
“Thanks to Horsham RFC for supporting the 3rd annual Sussex Schools Invitational 7s plus Tom Young & Tom Adams (Worthing College staff) and Alex Wilson for officiating the event” said tournament organiser and Worthing College Women’s Rugby Sporting Excellence Academy coach Mark Rugman. “The tournament is growing every year and it was great to see so many U15s schools supporting the event”
“This was a great introduction to 7s for the Worthing College girls and a great start towards peaking at Rosslyn Park National 7s and regaining the AoC National Women’s Cup. I look forward to seeing how the girls perform over the next few weeks, and encouraged by todays performance”.