Hampshire School Games 2015: Tag Rugby
Lymington Junior School represented the New Forest at the Hampshire school games. We had an amazing day! The team did us proud. They played with skill and determination, showing courage and resilience when the going got tough. After our first 5 games we were thrilled to learn that we had won our league – this meant that we were through to the top division competition after lunch amongst all the other leading teams.
During the afternoon the team played the best rugby that I have ever seen. Their attacking play was fabulous, decisive and swift but we were most impressed by the quality of the defence. Cheered on by a loyal band of supporters the children got tag after tag after tag.
It all came down to the final game – versus Marchwood (the on-form team that had beaten us into runners up at Ballard). The winners would be Hampshire Champions. The match was fiercely competitive with tries scored at both ends, but in the end it was not to be. We lost 6-4.
For many the competition marked the end of their Tag career at junior school. It was an emotional end to the day and a fantastic achievement to be 2nd in the whole of Hampshire. I could not be more proud of the team, what an end to the season!