Wooden Spoon Charity Floodlit Festival
A cracking start to the season.
Friday’s Wooden Spoon Floodlit tournament was a great start to the U11’s season, as well as a good opportunity to support a worthwhile charity. It also gives the team a chance to go to the Gloucester rugby's Kingsholm ground next May for the finals!
The team’s first opponents were Minety, and the first half saw some good individual contributions to the score, as well as learning the hard way that the introduction of kicking doesn’t always lead to the best results. The team then had a tougher second half, resulting in a 5:2 win to start off the evening.
The next team Marlborough were up against was Royal Wootton Bassett, who proved to be more of a challenge, but got Marlborough to work better as a team to both attack and then defend well in the second half, leading to a 3:0 win.
Lastly, Marlborough were up against the hosts of the event, Supermarine, who looked at first to be the team to beat for the evening. Marlborough got down to some great teamwork play, which really paid dividends in the second half with a 7:3 win overall.
Overall this was a well organised event, run by the Wooden Spoon charity, and the kids even got an early introduction into learning the art of tie wearing to prepare some for their move to secondary school. Lets hope this winning streak continues at future tournaments!
A Sub-note from our coaches:
Thanks to everyone who attended last night. Every player was a credit to Marlborough and a number of coaches, Tom Marshall (the Glos pro) and the Wooden Spoon National Rugby Manager complimented the team on their approach, sportsmanship and skill levels. So if you get a chance today please let your son know that all their hard work during training is paying off!
Once again, thanks for your continued support and let's back it up with a good performance against Hungerford tomorrow!