Cheshunt Festival (Girls) Report
By Martin Baker
- Tom Mann reports
Enfield Ignatians were represented by two age groups, the U11s and U13 girls, at the Cheshunt Festival in a tournament which included the hosts, Datchworth, Welwyn, Harlow and Bishop Stortford
Invariably, the teams were mixed and Ignatians’ U11s quartet proved doughty competitors with Emily, Violet, Eliza and Selma all giving a good account of themselves on the 4G pitch.
Selma scored several tries and her nimble footwork and pace was very much in evidence.
Eliza also hit the
also scored more than one try breaking through tackles. Emily tackled really well and distributed the ball intelligently. Violet, the newest member of the team playing, grew in confidence over the game and showed her power in both tackling and running.
The U13s were also mixed and played against each other. Six teams of six girls played each other in five games. Emeka, Niamh, Grace, Dolly and new to the team Aine played. All girls performed really well on the day. With the extra space provided with 6-a-side, Niamh scored on several occasions showing her good footwork and pace. Emeka took on all comers and made great yardage on every carry also scoring on more than one occasion. Dolly carried the ball really well during the first game and working hard at the breakdown until an existing arm injury caused her to stop playing. Grace played her best games so far this season, showing excellent support play, rucking well and making a 30 yard break, beating three defenders and passing to a team-mate who scored the try of the match. Aine, in her first game, showed what potential she has. She used her pace and strength really well, scored her first ever try due to her balanced running. She also made a couple of tackles! An excellent start to her rugby career. We finished just in time to watch the England game. We had a very enjoyable afternoon.