Prestigious tournament is a big hit for Crawley Rugby Club

Crawley Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153151004
Crawley Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153151004

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 Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153309004

Crawley Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153309004

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.

Crawley Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153127004

Crawley Rugby Tournament 18th October 2014 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-153127004

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.

RESULTS:

Under-10s Gold Group

winners Chichester Romans runners-up: Chichester Barbarians

Silver Group

winners: Lewes runners- up; Haywards Heath Hurricanes

Bronze Group

winners: Hastings & Bexhill runners-up: Lions Crawley Reds

Tin Group

winners: Crawley Blues runners-up: Hastings & Bexhill Tigers

Under-Nines

Gold Group winners; Chichester runners-up: Spitfires Horsham

Silver Group

winners: Brighton runners-up: Uckfield

Bronze Group

winners: Crowborough Whites runners-up: Crowborough Reds

Tin Group winners: Hove runners-up: Haywards Heath B