Balsall Common Primary School rugby team are celebrating their 7-1 win at the Aviva Schools Tag Rugby Final which took place on Saturday on the hallowed turf of Twickenham in front of a 81,193 strong crowd.
Boys and girls aged 7 and 8 from the top performing school have worked hard throughout the season with the support of Berkswell and Balsall RFC.
Unbeaten all year, Balsall Common Primary School Year 3 Rugby Team finished their season in style with a 7-1 win on the hallowed turf of Twickenham.
Having sailed through two qualifying tournaments beating local and regional opponents the team arrived at Twickenham excited about their big day. They were thrilled to be part of such a big occasion as the Aviva Premiership Final.
The team took to the pitch at half time and were soon back to their try scoring best. Seven tries from five players made it a fantastic team performance.
Having shown what they were made of in the regional finals at Worcester Warriors ground, winning all three of their group matches by two or more tries to reach the final. In the final they came back from 3-1 at half time, scoring five tries in quick succession, to triumph 6-4. They thoroughly deserved their big day out at Twickenham and did the school, rugby club and area proud.
The team were delighted after their experience and watching such a dramatic match at the home of rugby. They said the things they enjoyed most were scoring tries, going onto the actual pitch, seeing Northampton win, and the excitement of the game.
The parents of the players thanked the Worcester Warriors for their training sessions and organisation of the group stages, and Berkswell and Balsall Common Rugby Club for putting on a couple of special training sessions in the build up to Twickenham.
Berkswell and Balsall RFC offer mini and junior rugby to children aged 5 and upwards every Sunday from September-April at their Honiley Lane club. For more information on the junior section visit the club website http://www.bbrfc.com and follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/BBRFCMJ
Article by Claire Turner & Neil Cooke