School Sport: Marshalls Park win rugby honours
PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 February 2015
Redden Court girls also impress at borough event
Marshalls Park under-13 girls won the right to represent Havering at this year’s London Youth Games after winning a rugby tournament last week.
The tournament looked to introduce the girls to contact rugby, with a coaching session held before the competition.
Marshalls entered two teams, alongside two from Emerson Park and another from Redden Court.
And Park’s Mollie Green, Molly Turley, Daryl Hunt, Poppy Le Beau, Ella Pilley, Ayesha Anderson and Katie Johnson combined to great effect to come out on top
The second team included Amy Smith, Lavinia Pukownick, Kelsey Skilbeck, Ruby Lawrence, Jessica Scott, Megan Beard, Catelyn Andrew and Lois Potter.
Redden Court’s students enjoyed the session with a qualified rugby coach and listened intently to the points made, ensuring they had the best chance of competing against their more experienced rivals.
And they exceeded expectations, winning three out of their four games to just miss out on top spot by two points.
Redden Court beat Emerson Park B by a 3-1 margin, with tries scored by Kristy Robinson (2) and Demi Jobson.
A 4-1 win over Marshalls Park B came courtesy of tries from Tries scored by Rosie Henderson, Robinson (2) and Freya Duffy before Redden Court beat Emerson Park A 3-1 with Jobson, Henderson and Duffy touching down.
Redden Court lost 4-0 to Marshalls Park A in the decider, but captain Henderson, representing the school for the first time, led by example.
Henderson was the only player with previous experience and knowledge of rugby, but even she had only played and learned the rules from her elder brother, Alfie.
Teacher Jenny Canty said: “Rosie explained the rules and tactics to her team-mates, which contributed hugely to the success of the Redden Court team.
“All students embraced the new experience of competing in this tournament. Kristy Robinson demonstrated excellent tackling throughout and was identified as the player who made the the tackle of the tournament.
“Ellie-Jay Hatton and Bobbi-Jade Hek were also representing the school for the first time and both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bobbi-Jade was voted the most improved player of the tournament.”
Redden Court: Rosie Henderson (captain), Ellie-Jay Hatton, Kristy Robinson, Freya Duffy, Demi Jobson, Victoria Long, Amber-Dowling Doyle, Bobbi-Jade Hek.
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