Manchester U12s victorious at Grasshoppers festival
Wonderful waterfall tournament display
Sunday 23 April – a sunny afternoon and Manchester U 12s shone in Preston - as the weather improved so did their performances.
Manchester progressed from the first phase as winners of the 4 team group - beating Liverpool Collegiate and West Park, and drawing with West of Scotland.
The next stage of the festival moved from grass to the home team’s 4G pitch. The clouds disappeared, the breeze subsided and the U12s determined, well-drilled and progressive rugby improved. The boys managed wins against 2 other group winners, PGH whites and greens, to set-up the 3rd game against Rossendale, who were also unbeaten in the 2nd phase.
In a tight match Manchester’s patience, perseverance and tenacity was rewarded with a 1-0 win.
Thanks to the welcome from offered by Grasshoppers, their first class facilities and marvellous organisation. Thanks too to the contributions and sportsmanship displayed by all of the teams; players, families, and coaches alike.
Manchester’s possession, built on teamwork, super handling, and strong tacking created the opportunities for some devastating breaks and host of tries. Well done boys, stamina & fitness was tested in 6 matches over almost 4 hours. Stats: P6, W5 D1 L0 F35 A2.
Ours boys, coaches and parents enjoyed a super day. Celebrate, be proud.