Under 12 at Preston Grasshopper’s Festival Sunday 24th April 2016

Result: Semi Finalists

Awesome is the word most used today to describe the incredible whole team performance of our U12s at the Preston Festival. Parents and coaches were incredibly proud of the effort, determination, skill and team spirit on display.

During the group phase of the tournament, we did not concede a single point and scored twelve tries; winning three matches and drawing one to finish top of the group. In each match, the boys gave their all from the start until the final whistle, exhibiting a splendid display of rugby. It was a joy to watch.

It was certainly a well-deserved place in the semi-finals, but sadly, after a close fought match against Waterloo, which ended 5-10, we were unlucky not to make the final.

The boys were disappointed not to make it to the final match since they had worked so hard and played so well, but should not have been. They should hold their heads up high and walk ten feet tall after their consummate performances today. Well done boys – bring on next season. We have a great squad here with a bright future.

Well done and thank you coaches; without you, this would not happen. Thank you also to parents, grandparents and other family members who have steadfastly supported the team throughout this season.

Group matches:

Eccles 15- 0 Liverpool Col.           Tries: George, Lucas 2

Eccles 25-0 Dunfermline              Tries: Lucas 2, Billy, Will R, George

Eccles 15- 0 Darlington                 Tries: Billy, Lucas, George

Eccles 0-0 Kirby Lonsdale


Eccles 5-10 Waterloo                   Try: Lucas

Squad: Billy, Connor, Finley, George, Harry, Harvey, Jack, Jake, Lucas, Luke F, Luke H, Nathan, Reece, Will B, Will R