On Sunday Crawley Rugby Club hosted its annual Mini Rugby festival for Under 9s and Under 10s and great fun was had by all.
A total of 32 teams comprising of 350 boys and girls from clubs all over Sussex travelled to Crawley to compete hard in this high prestige event and a lot of great Rugby was seen throughout the day.
Crawley had two teams entered at both age groups.
Tournament organiser Chris Jones said: “We were especially pleased with the near perfect weather conditions – warm dry and sunny – but with the going nice and soft underfoot.
“We were very fortunate to get such good weather at this time of year.”
Both age groups were organised in multiple pools with teams progressing from the first round to second rounds comprising semi-finals, play-offs and finals.
Jones continued: “This was a very big tournament and took a lot of organising but it was well worth it – as it was a great day.
“The organisation ran very smoothly and we could not have done this without our great team of organisers from among our children’s parents and many other members of Crawley Rugby Club who all did a fantastic job.”
Crawley Rugby Club runs teams from Under-Sevens right through to seniors and is always very keen to get new players – so why not give it a try!
This season they have also started a very young group the Micro Tryers for 3-5-year-olds which is proving great fun and very popular.
Contact them via the Crawley Rugby Club website or phone Chris Jones on 01293-517349.
Under-10s Gold Group
winners Chichester Romans runners-up: Chichester Barbarians
winners: Lewes runners- up; Haywards Heath Hurricanes
winners: Hastings & Bexhill runners-up: Lions Crawley Reds
winners: Crawley Blues runners-up: Hastings & Bexhill Tigers
Gold Group winners; Chichester runners-up: Spitfires Horsham
winners: Brighton runners-up: Uckfield
winners: Crowborough Whites runners-up: Crowborough Reds
Tin Group winners: Hove runners-up: Haywards Heath B