Mini Youth Games Tag Rugby
On November 7 th children in Yr 6 took part in the tag rugby mini youth games. This event took place at Rochester Maths School. The team was made up from these players: Charlie Sweatman, Kathryn Cullen, Brandon Dixey, Ashlea Boardman, Malachi Drackett, Sam Sculley, Patrick Sharp, Louise Farbain and Kirsten Cullen.
When we got to Rochester Maths school we found out that everybody else was wearing studs and that the grass was very wet and slippery. When we walked up across the field to start practising all of the team’s shoes started to leak and their socks got wet. We did not take part in the first round so this was a chance to see what the teams were like and how good they were.
The second round was when we had our first match against Spinners Acre and we lost 5-3. Then we had a one round break and thought about how we could play better. In the fourth round, it was our second match against St. Andrews and lost 7-1. Then we had a two match break and some words of encouragement from Mr Halls. Our next match was in round 7 which was against New Road and we draw 3-3. This made the team happy because at least we had not lost all of our matches. Then it was our lunch break at 11:30 to 12:00. After our lunch break we played Parkwood in round 10 and we lost 3-1, with Brandon scoring the try of the day. Then we had a one round break before we played our next match we had Kathryn and Malachi as subs. Our next match was against Hempstead and we knew they were a good team because they have a Tag Rugby coach and club. This was a hard match as we had lost a fast runner, Brandon, so we had less chances of a sprit up the side line. After playing Hempstead in the 12 th round we had thought we should have a win so we had a little team talk and thought what we could do but this was in round13 where we didn’t play a game. In round 14 we played St. Margaret’s of Troy Town and we had a superb win of 5-2.This made us all happy and we started to fight more in are other matches. Then we had a two round break and had some more food.
Then our next match was against Allhallows and we lost 5-3. Then we had a three round break where we could watch other schools play - we mainly watched Parkwood play. In round 20 we played St Michaels and we won 6-3. Every one enjoyed it even though most of us kept on slipping because the grass was wet in the morning. Ten every one gathered round for the presentation, and when they called out the results we were surprised in what position we came in. We came 22nd out of 31 schools.The prizes we got were a wrist band, posters, pen, badges and a certificate.
By Kathryn, Malachi and Ashlea