Scotland win the World Cup
Scotland have won the rugby world cup!
Hempstead Junior School, who were chosen at
random to represent Scotland, emerged victorious in a
nail-biting climax to the Medway Mini Youth Games Mini Rugby
It is their second win in two events of the 2011/12 Mini Youth
Scotland needed a golden try after extra time to take the trophy
ahead of Uruguay, represented by St Andrew's. Third place went to
the Czech Republic (Balfour Junior School) and fourth place to
South Africa (St Margaret's Junior School).
More than 300 primary school children from 32 schools took part
in the competition, held at Medway Rugby Club on Tuesday, 11
October. The event formed part of the Mini Youth Games
The fair play prize, which recognises the school deemed
by the referees to have demonstrated a good attitude and
spirit of fair play throughout the day, was awarded to Ireland
(Allhallows Primary School).
Those teams that didn't make the quarter finals of the main
World Cup draw went into a Plate competition, which was won by a
golden try by Brazil (Halling Primary School) against Australia
Prizes were also awarded to the boy and girl player of the
tournament. The boys' trophy went to Lewis West (Y6) from St
Margaret's and the girls' trophy to Isobel Pemberton (Y5) from St
England rugby player and Medway Rugby Club member Rachael
Burford attended the event as the special guest, and also helped
referee some matches.
Bob Dimond, Medway's 2012 and Sports Development Manager, said:
"It was fantastic to see so many schools taking part in our
mini World Cup at the same time as the Rugby World Cup
reaches its climax in New Zealand.
"There were some great matches
and performances during the day and we hope many of the children
will be inspired to continue to play rugby in the future."
This was the second of event of the 2011/12
Mini Youth Games series, supported by the Medway Messenger.
Hempstead also won the first event of the
year so lead the way in the overall series. The next event of
the series will be badminton, which takes place next month.
Pictures courtesy of the Medway Messenger. To buy pictures
online visit the Kent Online
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