It was an action packed and competitive afternoon at Swavesey Village College earlier this week as eighteen teams battled it out at the Partnership tag rugby event. The competition for Year 5/6 teams was a qualification round for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Sainsbury’s School Games Spring Finals with the top team going through to represent South Cambs at this prestigious event.
The competition was played in a round robin format with teams playing all of the other schools in their pool before qualifying through to either Division 1, 2, 3 or 4 based on their results in the first section of the competition.
The teams making a strong start and winning through to the top division included newcomers Caldecote Primary, reigning champions Elsworth Primary as well as Over, Swavesey B and Fenstanton & Hilton Primary.
As expected the second round of matches were much closer with some really competitive play and close score lines creating an exciting but tense atmosphere for the on looking spectators. In the end and after 70 matches the title was decided by the closest of margins with both Fenstanton & Hilton Primary and Elsworth Primary finishing on equal points and having scored the same number of tries. It was then referred back to the score in their match but even this was a tight 1-1 draw so it had to go to the number of tries conceded throughout the competition and with one less score against them it was Fenstanton & Hilton who were crowned winners!!
Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager said, “It was an exciting afternoon of competition and congratulations must go to all of the players and schools that took part. It was nice to see schools like Bar Hill and Caldecote taking part for the first time; hopefully it will encourage them to get involved in other events as well.
I must also say a massive thank you to the team of leaders from Swavesey Village College who did an amazing job in officiating the matches and ensuring the event ran smoothly, they showed great initiative and professionalism and were a credit to their school.”
Fenstanton & Hilton Primary School now goes forward to represent South Cambs SSP at the Sainsbury’s School Games Spring Finals on 19th March; we wish them the best of luck!
|1st||Fenstanton (Overall Winners)|
|6th||Swavesey A (Division 2 winners)|
|8th||Histon & Impington Juniors A|
|11th||Fendrayton (Division 3 winners)|
|15th||Histon B (Division 4 winners)|
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